If you have a restraining order against you in Arizona, you must abide by its terms – whether or not you agree with it, and regardless of if 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:
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, former spouse, roommate, girlfriend or boyfriend, parent to your child, or another relative. At Suzuki Law Offices, 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.
Have you been accused of violating your restraining order? Suzuki Law Offices is available to take your call 24/7. Call us at (602) 842-6762 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
According to A.R.S. §13-3602, a violation 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.
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 not lifted.
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 to learn more.
At Suzuki Law Offices, 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.