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Restraining Order Violations

Personal relationships among family members, friends, and spouses often go through good times and times of struggle. Unfortunately, if violence or threatening behavior enters a relationship, people may become fearful for their safety and may petition to have a restraining order placed against potentially violent individuals. Failure to obey the rules outlined by the restraining order may result in criminal charges against the restrained individual.

When it comes to restraining orders, each case is typically very different and comes with specific orders and regulations. If a restraining order is vague or difficult to follow, a person may be wrongly accused of violating the order. For more information on defending restraining order violations, contact the Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595.

Common Restraining Order Requirements

Restraining orders may require individuals to:

  • Stop threatening action against family members, co-workers, spouses, friends, and acquaintances
  • Move out of a shared domicile
  • Stop entering another person’s home
  • Stay a specific distance away from another person

Persons found guilty of violating an order of restraint may be reported to the police and arrested. In addition, the person who filed the order may be able to file criminal charges against the restrained individual. Such charges can have a serious effect on the accused person’s livelihood, ability to gain employment, and social status.

Contact an Appleton Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been wrongly accused of violating a restraining order, contact the Appleton criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 to discuss your defense.