Violation of a Protective Order in Texas

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

Violation of a Protective Order Attorney in Austin, Texas

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Texas Penal Code Section 25.07 entilted VIOLATION OF CERTAIN COURT ORDERS OR CONDITIONS OF BOND IN A FAMILY VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT OR ABUSE, STALKING, OR TRAFFICKING CASE describes with some complexity how you violate, and the criminal consquences of violating, some types of specific protective orders in the State of Texas.  Basically, if you have been served a protective order in a family violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse, stalking or human trafficking case and do not abide by the terms and conditions of the protective order, you may be charged with violation of a protective order.  Most often, this means that you commit an act of violence against or had a prohibited type of contact with the protected person.  It can also mean that you asked someone else to relay a threat to the protected individual or someone else in their house, you were found in possession of a firearm, or you went near the protected individual’s place of employment or other protected location.  Finally, you may also be charged with violation of a protective order if you interfere with the care or custody of a protected person's pet, or you tamper with the court ordered GPS system.

Violation of a protective order is a serious crime, and it is frequently paired with other charges.  If you or someone you know has been charged with violation of a protective order, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you fight for the best possible outcome in court.  Jason Trumpler has 15-years experience handling criminal cases, and has taken approximately 100 cases to trial. Contact our office today at 512-452-5200.

Potential Consequences

Typically, violating a protective order is a Class A Misdemeanor.

If you are convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, you may face up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000.

The charge may be enhanced to a 3rd Degree Felony, if you have two or more previous convictions for violation of a protective order, were allegedly stalking the individual, or allegedly committed an assault against the individuals.

If you are convicted of a 3rd degree felony, you may face up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with violating a protective order, we can help.  Jason Trumpler has 15-years experience handling criminal cases, and will work hard to get you the best possible outcome.  Currently he assists clients in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bell, Lee, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Coryell, and Bastrop. Call us today at 512-457-5200.

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