Skilled Restraining Order Lawyer Serving Clients in Dunedin, FL
Have you been charged with violating a restraining order in Dunedin, Florida, or a nearby area? If so, then you’ll want to hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Being charged with a restraining order violation is a serious matter. Fortunately, residents of this area can turn to lawyer Charles Holloway to defend them against restraining order violation charges.
What Are the Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order?
If you’re convicted of violating a restraining order, which is a first-degree misdemeanor, then you could be sent to jail for up to one year and ordered to pay up to $1,000.00 in fines. The penalties could be even more severe if you’re a repeat offender or if your alleged violation involved another crime, like stalking.
It’s also important to note that being convicted of a restraining order violation doesn’t just lead to criminal penalties. It can have serious civil (non-criminal) consequences, as well. If you’re going through a divorce, for instance, then being convicted of, or even arrested for, a restraining order violation could greatly impact the child custody and visitation proceedings. And, like with any criminal conviction, being convicted of violating a restraining order could make it harder to get into school or get a job, affect professional licenses, and negatively impact relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you think that you could benefit from the services of an experienced restraining order lawyer, then contact Charles Holloway today to set up a free initial consultation. Our office, which is just a short drive from Dunedin, FL, is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And, if your schedule prevents you from meeting during those hours, then we would be happy to arrange for an evening or weekend appointment.