If you have a restraining order issued against you then there is a long list of actions you cannot legally take. In some cases, a person can violate their restraining order without any intention of doing so. Either way, a person accused of this crime is well-advised to work with a criminal defense attorney who can help provide the best defense possible. That attorney is Law Office of Michael L. Fell and you can reach us at (949) 585-9055.
You Can Be Charged with Violating a Restraining Order Even if the Alleged Victim Invited You to Call or See Them
When a person is charged with domestic violence, an automatic restraining order will be put in place. You must follow this or you could face misdemeanor or felony charges. Even if the alleged victim initiates contact, invites you over, calls you etc., even if they promise they will not call the police, you should not contact them at all. They could genuinely want you to come over but the moment they change their mind, you could be facing a felony – and there will be no consequence for them.
You Have the Right to Request a Hearing
One of the first things your attorney is likely to do is to advise you of your rights to request a hearing. You have the legal right to tell your side of the story and will work to make this happen. Doing so can prevent a permanent restraining order from being issued and / or prevent criminal charges from being filed.
3 Reasons to Hire Attorney Fell to Defend You Against This Charge
You have other attorneys you could call but at Law Office of Michael L. Fell we know that Attorney Fell is the right choice, for these three and other reasons:
- Experience. You do not want to trust your case to an attorney who is fresh out of law school. When you work with Attorney Fell, you are working with a lawyer that has decades of experience in criminal law. He even spent nearly 20 years as a prosecutor so he knows how the other side thinks.
- Compassion. The truth is that no one wants to face criminal charges. This is a difficult situation to be in and the last thing you need is an attorney who does not understand that. Attorney Fell knows that being the subject of this type of restraining order can affect your reputation and your entire life. He is on your side.
- Results. At the end of the day, there is likely one factor you care about more than anything: Results. Attorney Fell will work to have the charges dropped, to have them reduced, or to find a creative sentencing option, depending on the specifics of the case. You can count on him to work toward the best possible outcome.
If you are ready to take action and speak with an attorney who can help you, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 now for a free legal consultation.