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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.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

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  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

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