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Restraining Order Violations

Eric Newmark and Jill Brisbois work with many clients to help defend against various restraining and protection order violations.

The team of criminal defense attorneys at Newmark Storms Law Office have experience defending clients against restraining order violations and similar cases in Minnesota and Wisconsin:

  • Restraining Order Violation
  • Violation of an Order for Protection
  • Harassment Restraining Order

There are several types of restraining and protection orders. An order can be put in place due to domestic violence, harassment, or stalking and may be short-term, temporary, or long-term.

Misdemeanor
Misdemeanor violations generally result in up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.

Gross Misdemeanor
These violations are similar to misdemeanor cases but could be upped to this level if the offender has a domestic violence conviction within the last 10 years. In this case, a conviction carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and $3,000 in fines.

Felony
Felony violations of these orders are the most serious. They result when the accused was carrying a firearm at the time of the incident, he or she falsely impersonates another, the victim is a minor, or the violation was based on bias (such as the victim’s age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc.). It could also be as a result of multiple domestic violence convictions within the last 10 years. A felony violation of these orders carries up five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Having any type of restraining or protection order against you can affect employment, the right to possess firearms, or the ability to participate in activities involving minors. Background checks will reveal the existence of these orders. To contact a criminal defense attorney and avoid serious penalties or unintended effects, click here.