In a situation where a victim needs protection from abuse from another person as a spouse, parent or other member in a domestic relationship, the courts may issue a Protective from Abuse Order (PFA). When a protective order is in place, the defendant is to refrain from any direct or indirect contact with a specific person.
A violation of a protective order is a serious crime with possible penalties of jail time and other consequences such as the loss of visitation rights, child custody, and other depending on the severity of the crime. If you or a family member is accused of violating a protective order, contact an Overland Park criminal defense lawyer for legal assistance.
A violation of a protective order is a Class A misdemeanor in Kansas. In a situation where a judge has seen the need for a Protective Order against an individual and it is believed that individual violated the order, the courts are frequently unsympathetic. The defendant needs a persuasive defense at that point. A conviction can mean time in jail, large fines, probation under certain conditions, and other possible penalties including court -mandated treatment programs.
A criminal defense attorney is necessary to make sure of the protection of the legal rights of the defendant during the criminal process. The prosecution relies on witness statements, victim statements, and other evidence when they present their case. A defense can challenge that evidence and procedures used by law enforcement at the time of arrest.
I am knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal law, and have defended all types of criminal cases including matters concerning protection orders and violations. Each case requires careful review of the facts and evaluation of the circumstances. I provide my clients with thorough case preparation and an aggressive defense with the goal of the best possible outcome. Make an appointment today for a consultation regarding criminal accusations of violating a protective order.