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Protective Orders and No Contact Provisions

Houston Defense Lawyers in Hearings on Restraining Orders

Standing as the Voice of Reason to Protect and Defend the Accused

A protective order (a Magistrate’s Order for Emergency Protection) prohibits a person charged with domestic assault, stalking or harassment from having contact with the person filing the complaint. The person facing charges will be ordered not to come within a certain distance of the complainant’s home or office. He or she may also be prevented from contacting friends and family of the complainant.

A protective order can be a serious problem if the two people share a home. When the accused person leaves jail, he or she will have to find a new place to live and arrange to get their possessions without violating the terms of the order.

Defense Against Protective Orders

Are you facing the threat of a protective order for a domestic violence charge? You're not alone. It's increasingly common for people to find themselves charged with domestic abuse in the course of a divorce because the spouse wants them out of the house.

If someone has filed for a temporary protective order against you, a thorough and aggressive defense lawyer can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case. Protect your rights and your property. Contact the Houston law office of Chernoff Law, for a free initial consultation. Call 713-222-9141

Our defense attorneys have handled many domestic violence cases. Defense on assault and abuse charges is a primary focus of our firm. Each of our lawyers is a board-certified specialist in criminal law, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with years of experience tackling assault cases from both the defense and prosecution side.

We Understand the Challenges You Face

In addition to the problems of where to live and how to regain your possessions, people on the wrong end of a protective order face problems with bail and the potential for re-arrest.

  • Bail and Bond Conditions: In Harris County, Texas bail may be set as high as $50,000. in domestic violence cases. After you are served a copy of the protective order the prosecutor may agree to reduce your bond, but that's little comfort if you've had to sit in jail or pay for an unnecessarily high bond.
  • Consequences of Violating No Contact Orders: If you violate the no contact order, even accidentally, and the complainant takes it to court, you may find yourself under arrest again and facing even higher bail.

Fighting No-Contact Orders and Violation Charges

The defense attorneys at Chernoff Law can help keep false accusations and unfair motions for protective orders from landing you in jail. We work aggressively to get charges dropped and no contact orders lifted.

For more information visit our domestic violence web site.

When the stakes are high, put the defense team at Chernoff Law on your side. Contact our Houston law office.

You can talk to one of our lawyers for free: Call 713-222-9141
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The Houston, Texas criminal defense law firm of Chernoff Law, represents people who have been accused of a state or federal crime anywhere in Texas, including in communities such as League City, Angleton, Pearland, Alvin, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Baytown, Pasadena, Memorial, Spring Branch, River Oaks, West University, and Bellaire.

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