Florida's laws that prohibit a person from violating a restraining order (protection order) can sometimes lead to very harsh and unfair results. The law has a valid purpose in theory, but the problem is in how it works.
Unfortunately, you could be convicted in all of the above instances. Florida law makes it a crime to violate a restraining order. If the terms of the order say no contact, it means just that — no contact. Most restraining orders will prohibit contact by phone, e-mail, and other communications.
While the law does not create a lot of wiggle-room, the prosecution may be more responsive to making a fair plea offer if they understand what really happened in your case and they realize that you meant no harm to the person who was protected by the restraining order. As experienced Orlando criminal defense attorneys, we may be able to get your charges dismissed, resolve your case in a manner that avoids a criminal conviction, or significantly minimize the penalties arising from your charges.
To schedule a consultation with one of our Orlando restraining order violations attorneys, call (407) 901-5852. You may also contact us securely online.
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