Violation of Protective Orders
A domestic violence charge is broadly described as any act of violence between occupants of a home, parents and their children, or married spouses. Facing such a charge is a potentially life-changing situation that cannot be taken lightly. If your charge has been further categorized under the violation of a protective order, you are dealing with a criminal offense that can be tried in both civil and criminal courts.
In order to be convicted of committing the violation of a protective order, there must have been a valid and legally-issued protective order already in place by a judge, the defendant must have had knowledge of the order’s existence and terms, and those terms had to have been intentionally violated. The proceedings of criminal law charges are often less than sympathetic towards defendants, and you need to be confident that your rights are consistently upheld and that no unjust charges will be brought against you as your case moves forward.
Defenses to a Violation of Protective Order Charge
Presenting an effective defense case to the criminal court is a process that comes with a slew of roadblocks and complexities that can be debilitating to your chances of success if you don’t have the right people with the necessary knowledge and experience to guide you to a more promising outcome. When you have a qualified attorney who knows the ins and outs of the system on your side, you can find peace of mind knowing that you won’t be going into your case without the strongest defense possible. Although each case is different, an attorney can help you present a variety of defenses and figure out solutions that you would not have been able to arrive at on your own:
- Determining charge dismissal if the defendant was not aware of a protective order in place
- Avoiding conviction by proving that violation of protective order was not intentional
- Proving a false accusation
- Proving absence of corroborating evidence
It is already a difficult feat attempting to present a strong defense case to the court, but these are only some of the options that might be available to you to bring forth in your defense. An experienced attorney’s aid has the potential to greatly increase the chances of an optimal result for you.
Contact a Dallas Domestic Violence Attorney Today
Being in the face of a potential criminal conviction can bring crippling fear and hopelessness to you and your family, but at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we urge you not to lose faith: there are highly qualified attorneys available to you who have made it their mission to lift some of the burden you feel. By using their knowledge to study the particularities of your case and making sure your rights are consistently upheld throughout it, they can help you prepare a stronger defense and support you continually every step of the way. To have a Dallas domestic violence attorney start crafting a comprehensive legal plan on your behalf, call our office at (214) 845-7007 today.