What is considered a violation of a protection order?
An order for protection can come from a criminal court as part of a sentence or conditions of release in a criminal case, or a civil court as part of a divorce or at the request of the protected party. A violation is a serious charge, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine.
If the violation involves a family or household member, the consequences can be even more serious and include the loss of a right to possess a firearm.
If you have been charged with a order violation, whether the order comes from a criminal allegation or as part of a civil case, you should talk to an experienced attorney who has handled numerous protection order cases in Snohomish County. Call 425 405 0016 or come in today for a free consultation.