Punishment for Violating a Restraining Order

12 June 2013

If a restraining order or a criminal protective order was placed against you, a violation of that order can result in a misdemeanor charge of violating a restraining order.

This is typically involved when a restrained person is ordered to stay away from someone and fails to do so.  This crime can be charged even if the contact was non-violent or welcomed.

When a restraining order is ordered against you, you must stay away with no exception.  If both parties desire peaceful contact, the parties can petition the court to modify the restraining order.

Being convicted of violating a restraining order can result in up to six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

If you are facing a charge for violating a restraining order, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-DOAN(3626).  I can discuss your options and the best way to avoid a conviction.  For more information, read the Restraining Order section.