Have you been charged with Violating a Protection Order?
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Do you need an attorney?
Yes. Violating a Protection Order in the State of Ohio is usually charged as a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. This can carry 180 days in jail and a $1000 fine. Many Courts view Violating a Protection Order as a very serious offense. Judges generally take these charges very seriously since it is considered a violation of a court order. If a person has already been told to maintain no contact with a protected party, it is a very serious allegation if contact is alleged after the order is put into place.
What is a Violation of a Protection Order?
The Ohio Revised Code prohibits the violation of a protection order in R.C. 2919.17:
“No person shall recklessly violate the terms of any of the following:
(1) A protection order issued or consent agreement approved pursuant to section 2919.26 or 3113.31 of the Revised Code;
(2) A protection order issued pursuant to section 2151.34, 2903.213, or 2903.214 of the Revised Code;
(3) A protection order issued by a court of another state.”
Violating the terms of the agreement can be done in person, through text messaging, phone calls, or any other form of electronic communication. The prosecution must prove that the offender was aware of the protection order, and they must prove that the violation was reckless. Call Brian C. Morrissey, Attorney at Law, now at 419-242-8214 for a free consultation.
What can you do?
Call now at 419-242-8214 for a free consultation. If you, or someone you care about, has been charged with an offense of Violating a Protection Order in Toledo or the surrounding area including Oregon, Maumee, Sylvania, Bowling Green, or Perrysburg, contact an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, Brian C. Morrissey, Attorney at Law. He will fight to get your criminal case a favorable outcome while protecting your rights. Steps should be taken as soon as possible to address these charges. Contact Brian C. Morrissey, Attorney at Law, right away at 419-242-8214 to set up a free consultation.