Yes, if a no-contact order of protection is downgraded, then a couple can get married and live together without concern that the arrangement will be found out and one spouse arrested for criminal contempt.
Prosecutors are open to negotiation on the terms of orders of protection, but they will usually insist that the party who has the order jump through a lot of hoops to get clear of it.
Anger management classes, substance abuse counseling, restitution and more can be demanded before an order will be downgraded or vacated.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help families navigate domestic violence charges and the long term hassles that orders of protection create.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 to learn more about how you can get an order changed and live the life you want.