Virginia penalties for violating a protective order are severe. If you are charged with violating a protective order in Norfolk or Virginia Beach then it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately. As with domestic violence and stalking, false claims of protective order violation are often made in cases involving child custody or when an ex simply wishes to “get even.” You are facing mandatory jail time with violating a protective order. Contact our office immediately if you are in this situation.
Legal representation for charges of protection order violation
Virginia takes a tougher stance on protection order violations than many other states. Conviction for protection order violation, even a first offense, will result in mandatory jail time. The length of the sentence for your first offense will be up to the Judge. A second offense results in a 60 day minimum sentence while a third offense can result in a felony conviction and a six month minimum term of incarceration. These sentences may be in addition to those imposed for accompanying offenses typically charged with protective order violations, such as domestic violence and stalking. Garrett Law Group, PLC is experienced in handling charges of this nature. It is not uncommon for these types of cases to be fabricated by someone who is attempting to gain leverage in a domestic dispute. We will immediately begin an investigation into your case that will include interviewing any potential witnesses, viewing the scene of any alleged incidents, gathering necessary documentation, etc. It is up to the prosecution to prove that you knew the protective order was in place, that you intentionally violated the terms of the order, and that there was no justification (such as an accident involving children) that justified your actions. We work to ensure that you come out of this situation in the best position possible and will be there for you each step of the way.
Effective representation against the violation of protective orders
It is important that you contact an attorney immediately if you are charged with violating a protective order. Our criminal defense attorneys who will represent you through each step of the process. This includes representation from any necessary bail hearings through trial. We also offer services for sealing criminal records for people with prior convictions. We understand the impact that a charge like this will have on your life and this is why the attorneys at Garrett Law Group, PLC handle all mattes in the office personally. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We handle matters in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.