Restraining Order Violations
Colorado Springs Restraining Order Attorney
Charged with restraining order violations?
Restraining orders may contain various provisions that restrict a person’s rights. In addition to requiring that a person not come in physical contact with the charging party, a restraining order can also limit electronic contact, the right to possess firearms and the right to consume alcoholic beverages.
A restraining order can be issued against a person even if he or she does not appear in court to defend the action. Then, if that person is close enough to the charging party, he or she may be subject to severe penalties.There can be a variety of penalties that can be imposed on a person who is convicted of a restraining order violation charge in Colorado. The penalty depends on whether the restraining order was issued in a criminal or civil case, the type of violation involved and whether previous violations are on record. For a violation of a protection order that was issued in a criminal case, a person can be sentenced for up to 18 months in jail. A violation of a civil protection order in Colorado carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Additionally, if compliance with a restraining order is a condition of a bond, a violation could lead to an arrest on the underlying charge and forfeiture of the bond.
Hiring a lawyer to defend against a restraining order violation charge can help protect a person’s rights and freedom.
What are the Next Steps?
Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Shimon Kohn
assists individuals who are charged with restraining order violations. The first step that he will take is to examine the actual restraining order and any criminal charges related to the alleged violation. He may be able to make procedural arguments about the case that can suppress evidence or have the case dismissed if the protection order was not served in a proper manner. Kohn might be able to get a favorable plea deal for his client to reduce time in jail or eliminate it altogether. If the case goes to trial, he may be able to attack the insufficiency of evidence, such as not having an objective party to corroborate the charging party’s claims. Kohn may also question the credibility of the witness. Additionally, he will inform the client of his or her rights through each stage of the process so that he or she can make informed decisions about the restraining order violations case.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU START BUILDING YOUR DEFENSE NOW.
Shimon Kohn, P.C. can walk you through the complexities of the law step-by-step and tenaciously advocate for your interests and rights. Book your FREE consultation today at 719-328-9555, after hours at 719-641-6704. Don’t wait. Your defense starts now.