If you’ve been issued an Order of Protection after a domestic violence issue, whether temporary or final, you should consider yourself under the supervision of a court.
From the judge’s perspective, you have been handed clear instructions as to how you can (and can’t) interact with someone, and if you violate those instructions, a charge of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree carries a sentence of up to one year.
Keep in mind that there are defenses for order of protection violations, and it’s possible that a minor infraction won’t result in jail time.
Your best defense is the team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, experienced Queens criminal defense attorneys who understand how courts view Orders of Protection and their terms.
Call us at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.