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What’s The Penalty For Criminal Contempt In The Second Degree For Violating Order of Protection In Queens, New York?

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.