Restraining Order Violation Lawyer
Restraining orders state that a person must avoid contact with the party who requested the order. Orders typically are placed against a spouse, family member or someone in a romantic relationship and are often filed when someone has been charged with a domestic violence offense. Before granting a restraining order in Oregon, the requesting party must establish that something has put them in fear for their physical well-being. It must be something that puts the requester in fear of imminent physical abuse. When someone tries to gain a restraining order against you, they have to prove that the fear is realistic.
Violation of a Restraining Order
Restraining orders may force you to move out of your home, be unable to contact your children and may result in temporary custody arrangements. If a restraining order is granted, the person who it has been filed against must avoid contact with the requester for a full year. If the person still feels threatened at the end of the year they may get an extension. A dedicated attorney may be the ideal solution when dealing with the intricacies of filing a restraining order, especially when it was unreasonably placed on you. In Oregon, you have 30 days to challenge a restraining order if you believe it was issued unreasonably.
Violating a restraining order isn’t a crime in Oregon, but you may be held in contempt, which does have penalties. Contempt can result in fines up to $500 or six months in jail. Whether you intended to violate a restraining order or not, it’s essential to understand the legal requirements you must follow and the consequences if you don’t.
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If you have been charged with violating a restraining order, contact Nelson Law immediately. Ricky R. Nelson understands the court system and local laws pertaining to restraining orders. Every case is different and Nelson works with you to give you personalized advice and guidance throughout the legal process.