Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Ask a Domestic Violence Attorney: What Happens if I Violate a Restraining Order?

The courts immediately impose a restraining order on anyone accused of committing a felony involving domestic abuse. We at Law Office of Michael L. Fell cannot express how seriously you should consider this. Even if you are not guilty of the allegations, breaking a restraining order could result in serious criminal consequences and harm your domestic violence case. Keep reading to learn more and then contact us at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.

A temporary restraining order may upgrade to a permanent one

If you are now subject to a temporary restraining order, keep in mind that it may be converted to a permanent order that will last for ten years. You could be charged with a felony if you break any of the rules outlined in a domestic violence restraining order, and you will at the very least face misdemeanor penalties.

Even if the alleged victim extends an invitation to their house or requests that you call them and vows they won't call the police, keep in mind that they have the right to retract their statement without incurring any penalties. On the other side, you can be charged with a major offense.

Consult a lawyer who can assist you

Contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell right away if you've been accused of breaking a restraining order. Most of the time, our initial step will be to ask for a hearing so that your side of the story may be heard. This may lessen the likelihood of a lifetime restraining order. We can also try to address the underlying domestic violence charge in a way that will give you the best chance of success.

Three reasons to talk to Attorney Fell if you are accused of violating your restraining order

Of course, you have options, but Law Office of Michael L. Fell is the best option for three reasons. First off, he has the background you require. In actuality, he spent over twenty years working as a prosecutor. He is therefore acutely aware of what the prosecutor is considering and what they are likely to do next. This, together with his defense lawyer experience, is priceless.

Second, Law Office of Michael L. Fell provides you with the empathy you require during this challenging time. When his clients are going through some of the darkest times of their lives, he works hard to ensure that they all feel safe. He strives to make the procedure as straightforward as possible and is constantly available to provide you updates on your case because he is aware that these charges have the potential to utterly upend your life.

Attorney Fell finally sees progress. Of course, the circumstances of your case will determine the best course of action, but some possibilities include attempting to have the charges withdrawn, appealing for lowered charges, or looking for innovative sentencing options that may lessen the repercussions. Call us at (949) 585-9055 to request your free case evaluation to get going.