Violation of Protection Orders
If you have breached the contract of the protective order, it is highly likely that the family members who have taken the order against you have already called the police. Law enforcement is notified of all protective orders issued in their area, so they will already be familiar with your case if they have heard that you have violated the order. In the event that you offended the protective order in the presence of law enforcement, you will most likely be arrested on the spot.
The stipulations of a protection order are likely to change from one jurisdiction to the next. In all cases, however, you can anticipate a number of universal aspects to the process, one of the strictest being the level of enforcement that is placed on these legal mandates. Under the provisions of an order of protection, a person may be required to refrain from not only visiting another person but even from coming within a certain distance of the area in which they are currently located, including school grounds, workplaces and homes.
Violations of protection orders can also be made when other forms of communication are attempted between the accused and the accuser. Texting, calling, mailing, faxing, writing and sending presents can be against the confines of your protection order. When any attempts of this nature are made in spite of the order that has been made against you, your actions will likely be considered as a direct violation of the order and you can expect to be punished accordingly. Under some circumstances, the breach of a protection order will be classified as a criminal offense punishable by jail time or a prison sentence.
About Protective Orders
Protective order legislation was first created in 1979 to address the problem of family violence, and these orders are frequently used to deter future violence and to emphasize that family violence is a crime. In the state of Texas, a protective order is issued at no cost to the victim if the court believes that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur again. If the protective order is successfully obtained against an allegedly violent family member, the individual with his or her name on the order may be held liable to pay for all the fees for filing the order.
Protective orders strictly prohibit the named offender from committing more acts of violence against the family, threatening or harassing the victim directly or indirectly by communicating threats through another person, or going to or near a school where a child protected by the order attends. After an arrest has occurred, it will be of extreme vitality to team up with a skilled attorney that is capable of protecting your rights and fighting on your behalf. In too many unfortunate situations, an unreliable witness or an individual maliciously determined to have you locked away may fabricate events which can lead to your arrest.