If you have been served a temporary protective order (TPO) in Nevada it is crucial that you comply with the order. Violation of a protective order is a criminal offense that may result in jail time, fines, and other penalties. The most important thing you can do is work with Las Vegas protective order violation lawyer who can help you take the appropriate course of action in challenging your temporary protective order and working to avoid having an extended protective order (EPO) issued against you.
Penalties for the Violation of a Temporary Protective Order
Following are the penalties that may be imposed for a temporary protective order violation in Nevada (these may vary depending on the particular case):
- 5 days to 6 months in jail
- Fine of up to $1,000 or 200 hours of community service
- Payment for the victim’s attorney fees and medical bills
- Court-ordered counseling
All of these penalties may be imposed in addition to the penalties associated with a domestic violence conviction, if you are also found guilty of domestic violence. Make sure you involve a lawyer who can build a vigorous defense against your charges from all angles.
- Read Protective Order Violations-What You Need to Know
Choose Skilled Criminal Defense in Las Vegas, NV
A Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer from our law offices can meet with you to discuss the alleged violation and can determine how to approach your case to help you avoid a conviction. On top of the allegations of spousal abuse, child abuse or other type of domestic violence-related charge, facing charges of a protective order violation will only make matters worse. A seasoned attorney can work to mitigate the negative consequences of this alleged violation.
Our team would be proud to fight for your rights and interests; contact De Castroverde Law Group to retain the tireless advocacy you deserve!