Austin Violation of a Protective Order Attorney Jason Trumpler
Austin Violation of a Protective Order Attorney
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Texas Penal Code Section 25.07 describes with some complexity how you violate, and the criminal consequences of violating, some types of specific protective orders in the State of Texas. If the State has served you with a protective order in particular kinds of cases, and you do not abide by the terms and conditions of that protective order, the State may charge you with a crime. Most often, this means that you committed an act of violence against or had a prohibited type of contact with the protected person in the order. It can also mean that you asked someone else to relay a threat to the protected individual or someone else in the protected individual's home. Frequently, the State will charge individuals who continue to possess firearms in violation of the protective order. We also see the State charge folks who went near the protected individual's place of employment or other protected location. Finally, the State may charge you 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 the State frequently pairs it with other charges. If the State has charged you or someone you know 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 20 years of experience handling criminal cases and has taken over 100 cases to trial. Contact our office today at 512-452-5200.
Typically, violating a protective order is a Class A Misdemeanor.
If the State convicts you of a Class A Misdemeanor, you may face up to one year in jail and a fine of $4,000.
The State may enhance the charge to a 3rd Degree Felony if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You have two or more previous convictions for violation of a protective order;
- Along with the violation, you were stalking the individual;or,
- During the violation, you committed an assault against the individual.
If the State convicts you of 3rd-Degree felony, you may face up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If the State has charged you or someone you know with violating a protective order, we can help. Jason Trumpler has 20-years of 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.