Violating Protection Orders

Boulder Protection Order Defense Attorney

Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order in Colorado

If a restrained person violates the protection order, they will face either a class 2 or a class 1 misdemeanor. The circumstances of the violation and the case associated with the protection order will dictate how the alleged violating individual is charged. It is also important to remember that someone can also be arrested for attempting to violate a protection order.

There are two categories of protection orders:

  • Civil protection orders: are sought by the alleged victim seeking protection
  • Criminal protection orders: are issued as a result of a criminal arrest for certain offenses, such as domestic violence or child abuse

A protection order violation in Colorado can come with serious consequences. However, because the terms of protection orders can be confusing, violations are not uncommon. At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we understand how scary it is to face criminal charges for violating a protection order. We also know how important it is to defend these charges aggressively.

Schedule an appointment today by calling our office at (720) 999-9506 or contact us online.

What Are Protection Orders & How Do They Work?

Protection orders in Colorado can be either permanent or temporary (TPO). Courts order protection orders as a means to protect individuals from potentially dangerous people. They are not uncommon in domestic violence cases. When the court issues a protection order, the individual to whom it is against, is legally required to adhere to its terms.

Protection orders can restrict someone in several ways, including:

  • Staying a certain distance from the protected person
  • Not contacting the protected person either directly or through third parties
  • Not interfering with the protected person
  • Staying away from specified locations, such as the protected person’s place of employment
  • Staying away from the protected person’s family, children, and/or friends

If you were served with a protection order, temporary or otherwise, it is vitally important that you read the full order and understand all of the terms. The violation of a protection order in Colorado can lead to serious consequences that could affect your career and personal life. If you are confused or have questions, reach out to a trusted lawyer to help you. Failure to comply with the terms of a protection order is a criminal offense in Colorado, and if convicted, you face steep penalties.

If you are found guilty of violating a protection order, criminal or civil, you potentially face both fines and jail time. In some cases, you may even face over a year in jail for the violation. Additionally, if you were released on bond and your protection order is associated with that release, a violation can impact your bond. Because the penalties are so significant, if you are accused of violating a protection order, you need to seek counsel from an experienced Boulder protection order attorney.

Contact Barre M. Sakol, P.C. Today

Protection order violation cases are highly emotional and can be very difficult to deal with. At Barre M. Sakol, P.C. we strive to provide our clients compassionate legal representation without judgment. Our law firm is experienced in both protection order violation cases as well as protection order modification cases. We believe that everyone deserves reliable legal counsel. We also know that one incident doesn’t define a person. To us, you are more than a case number.

Our protection order violation defense lawyer represents clients across the Boulder area, and we are well-versed in how these cases are handled in Colorado. The courts notoriously take a hard line when it comes to protection order violations, and we are known for our strong defense strategies. When you need a protection order lawyer who will tirelessly advocate for you, turn to us.

Barre M. Sakol, P.C. offers free case evaluations to new clients. Reach out to us online or call us at (720) 999-9506. We are standing by to help.

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