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Violation of Protective Orders

San Antonio Firm Defends Clients Against Violations of Protective Orders

Proven Texas lawyer represents individuals accused of domestic violence

Protective orders often stem from complicated circumstances that authorities might not fully understand. Accordingly, enforcement of these directives could be prejudiced by a mistake about the order’s terms, the facts associated with an alleged violation or personal animosity between the parties. Located in San Antonio, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. assists Texans who have been arrested or are facing other potential sanctions due to the purported violation of a protective order. My firm looks beyond the police report to evaluate the situation so that my clients can counter unwarranted claims and prevent unjust punishment.

Attorney seeks favorable resolutions for people facing assault charges

Violating a protective order or bond condition is not only a civil court matter but also a Class A misdemeanor under Texas law. As an attorney certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I understand how to challenge meritless claims that an order of protection has been breached. My firm will make sure that you are fully aware of your options and each aspect of your situation, including:

  • Interpretation of specific terms — Orders forbidding communication or forcing people to stay a certain distance from someone else might seem simple and straightforward. However, these orders are sometimes drafted in a way that isn’t clear or doesn’t reflect the reality of the situation. This might be true when parties are ordered to stay apart but must encounter each other in order to share parenting duties.
  • Underlying offenses — In addition to the criminal liability associated with the alleged order violation, the conduct in question could also spur the prosecutor to file a charge for assault or some other misdemeanor or felony crime. Whatever type of criminal defense representation you require, I’ll develop a sound strategy so that you can move forward with the least possible disruption to your life.
  • Termination — Though orders of protection typically are in place for a period of two years, relationships and circumstances can change. In these situations, it is best to have the order modified or revoked if the parties assent, but sometimes misunderstandings over what terms remain in place could lead to serious problems.

While people often confuse orders of protection with restraining orders, there is a significant difference. Consistent with its name, a restraining order prevents a party from engaging in some action that might be legal in other circumstances, such as spending money from spousal accounts after a separation. On the other hand, protective orders are used in cases of actual or potential family violence or other circumstances when someone might be in danger. If you’re uncertain about how an order affects you or are being brought into court for a hearing, I provide comprehensive legal support.

Contact a Texas criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation about a protective order violation

Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. represents Texans who have been accused of violating protective orders. If you face an allegation of this nature, please call (210) 227-1500 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my San Antonio office.

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