Protective Orders and No Contact Provisions
Denton County Domestic Violence Lawyers
A protective order (a Magistrate's Order for Emergency Protection)
prohibits a person charged with domestic assault, stalking, or harassment
from having contact with the person filing the complaint. The person facing
charges will be ordered not to come within a certain distance of the complainant's
home or office. He or she may also be prevented from contacting friends
and family of the complainant.
A protective order can be a serious problem if the two people share a home.
When the accused person leaves jail, he or she will have to find a new
place to live and arrange to get their possessions without violating the
terms of the order.
Defense Against Protective Orders
Are you facing the threat of a protective order for a domestic violence
charge? You're not alone. It's increasingly common for people
to find themselves charged with domestic abuse in the course of a divorce
because the spouse wants them out of the house.
If someone has filed for a temporary protective order against you, a thorough
and aggressive defense lawyer can make a tremendous difference in the
outcome of your case. Protect your rights and your property. Contact the
Law Offices of Tim Powers.
For a free initial consultation, call (940) 580-2899.
Our defense attorneys have handled thousands of domestic violence / family
violence cases. Defense on assault and abuse charges is a primary focus
of our firm. Each of our lawyers is a superbly experienced in all facets
of criminal defense in Denton County with years of experience tackling
assault cases from both the defense and prosecution side.
In addition to the problems of where to live and how to regain your possessions,
people on the wrong end of a protective order face other problems, such as:
Bail and bond conditions: In Denton County, Texas bail may be set as high as $50,000 in domestic
violence cases. After you are served a copy of the protective order the
prosecutor may agree to reduce your bond, but that's little comfort
if you've had to sit in jail or pay for an unnecessarily high bond.
Consequences of violating no Contact orders: If you violate the no contact order, even accidentally, and the complainant
takes it to court, you may find yourself under arrest again and facing
even higher bail.
Fighting No-Contact Orders and Violation Charges
Our experienced Denton County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices
of Tim Powers fight to minimize any potential effects of false accusations
and unwarranted motions for protective orders.
You can talk to one of our lawyers in a free consultation:
Call us today at (940) 580-2899. Se Habla Español.