Restraining Order Violations in Phoenix
Accused of Violating an Order of Protection? Call Us 24/7!
If you have a restraining order against you in Arizona, you must abide
by its terms – whether or not you agree with it, and whether or
not it's fair. This can be especially difficult for people in challenging
family situations who are subject to orders of protection that keep them
away from their families, familiar routines and homes. People often run
into trouble with violations of protective orders that were unfairly obtained
against them, and many violate these orders without meaning to.
In Arizona, there are four types of protective orders. These include:
- Orders of protection
- Emergency orders of protection
- Injunctions against harassment
- Registered release orders
While orders of protection are often filed in
domestic violence cases, they can become criminal matters when violations occur. In violation
cases, the alleged victim can be a spouse, ex-spouse, roommate, significant
other, parent to your child, or another relative. At Suzuki Law Offices,
L.L.C., we know that each case is unique. If you have been accused of
violating an order of protection, we encourage you seek representation
from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix.
Penalties for Violating a Restraining Order in Arizona
According to A.R.S. §13-3602, a violation of an order of protection
or injunction against harassment is a serious offense. Under Arizona law,
violators are often charged with interfering with judicial proceedings
and can be found guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by
up to 6 months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines plus an 84% surcharge.
If you have been arrested for a restraining order violation in Arizona,
it is critical to speak with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney who can
protect your rights. Arizona law takes these violations seriously. You
could be facing hard time in jail and steep fines. You need a lawyer who
will take your case seriously as well, protecting your rights and your freedom.
Defenses to Violating an Order of Protection
In most cases, restraining order violations arise out of simple misunderstandings.
For example, if you are invited to violate an order by meeting with the
party who has filed the restraining order, it still counts as a violation.
So even if a couple mends their relationship and gets back together, the
restrained party can still be arrested for a violation if the order is
In other case, orders are violated by mistake. Regardless of the reason,
if you were arrested for any such violation, it is critical that you seek
help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. By working with local
or state prosecutors, your attorney may be able to resolve the situation
without formal charges being filed. Call Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. to
Contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. for an Aggressive Defense
At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we do everything in our power to reduce
the consequences of an order of protection violation. Our Phoenix criminal
lawyers can work with you to help you get back to living your life and
guide you so that you fully comply with court orders. As a former state
and federal prosecutor,
Attorney Richard Suzuki has the level of experience you want on your side. We have already helped
hundreds of criminally accused clients – call now to find out how
we can assist you.
To better serve our clients, Attorneys Richard Suzuki and Matthew Bartz
are fluent in English and Spanish.