Violating an order of protection (commonly known as a restraining order or a court order) can result in serious criminal charged. Violations of an order of protection may include behaviors that you are prohibited from committing, such as phone harassment, stalking, physical abuse, or interfering with another’s liberty; or, it may involve something that your are compelled to do, such as paying support, reimbursing others for a loss, or failure to return children from visitation.
If you have been charged with violation of an order of protection, you should seek the advice of a qualified criminal attorney. In some cases, particularly those involving a contested or bitter divorce, false charges may arise, or even an accidental meeting may give rise to order or protection violations.
Whether these charges are based on actual fact or not, you deserve the best possible defense. David B. Franks, a McHenry County lawyer, will analyze the facts of your case, evaluate your situation, outline all of your options and provide you with step-by-step recommendations on how your case should be handled. Call David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.