If you are accused of violating a restraining order or injunction then I know you are likely going through a difficult time in your life. And facing charges in the Wisconsin legal system is only adding to your stress and problems. But as an attorney who has fought these charges before, I can be your advocate to sort through this legal mess and help you get your life back in order.Charged with a crime in Wisconsin? Please call (888) 828-6041.
Violating any order of the court is a serious matter. Judges take these TRO & injunction violations quite serious. Because of that, it is vital you have an experienced Wisconsin defense attorney with you when you go before the court.
I understand that sometimes restraining orders are taken out in error. This, however, does not mean they can be disregarded. We can discuss the particulars of your case today and work on a solution together.
I will see that your rights are protected at every stage of the criminal justice process. I will also work to ensure you get the best possible results on your day in court.
Contact me as soon as possible to find out what you can do in your defense of this criminal charge.
What are the types of Restraining Orders in Wisconsin?
72 hour no-contact order: This order is taken out immediately following a domestic violence arrest and is limited to 72 hours.
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): This is a short term solution used pending a more permanent injunction. Typically if served with a TRO you will be also informed of an upcoming hearing date. These usually last up to 90 days or until the hearing takes place.
Injunction: This order can last two years and is only put in place after a hearing.
Restraining orders can be taken out in cases of domestic violence, stalking and harassment, child abuse, and elder abuse. In all of these cases, there may be slight differences in the way the court handles the issuance of the order.
However, no matter the situation around the restraining order, you should receive notice of it and you are required by law to agree to the terms.
This means that even if you believe the order was taken out in error and is not fair, you still have to follow the order or risk additional criminal charges.
But if that is the case, we may be able to fight in court to have the restraining order lifted. Contact me for details on how we can contest a Wisconsin restraining order that was issued unfairly.
Wisconsin Restraining Order Violation: Laws & Penalties
If you are caught in violation of a restraining order, you will likely be immediately arrested and subsequently charged. How you are charged and the sentence and penalties you may face depends largely on the circumstances that surrounded the issuance of the order in the first place.
For instance, if the restraining order was issued in a case of stalking, you may only face up to 90 days in jail. However, if it was issued in a domestic violence case, the potential sentence could grow to 9 months in jail and fines reaching $1,000.
Ref: Wisconsin Statutes 813
Accused of a Restraining Order Violation in Wisconsin? Call for Defense Advice.
Discussing the particulars of your case with an experienced attorney is the only sure way to know what you may be facing. All cases are different and I can help you evaluate yours.
We can get through this. Call me for a consultation on your case today, and I’ll help you work out your options and next steps to defend your rights in court.