Arrested for Violating a No-Contact Order? You Need a Defense Attorney
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Your freedom may be in jeopardy if you are charged with a Rhode Island no contact order violation. Even if you believe you are being wrongly accused, you need to take the proper steps to defend yourself—call on a skilled Rhode Island criminal defense attorney to listen to your side of the story and protect your rights.
We understand the impact that a domestic violence crime can have on your life. We have the knowledge and experience when it comes to criminal law in Rhode Island, which means we understand what you are up against and what it takes to win your case. Look to our dedicated firm when you are facing criminal accusations.
What is a no contact order?
In Rhode Island, a no contact order is issued in all domestic violence cases. It is a court order that prohibits the defendant from having any direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim. This includes face to face contact, telephone contact, contact via social media, and third party contact.
How are no-contact orders violated?
No contact orders can be violated when the defendant makes any contact, however slight, with the alleged victim.
You could be charged with a violating a no contact order even if:
- The other party initiated the contact
- The violation took place accidentally
Penalties for violating a no contact order in Rhode Island
Violating a no contact order will result in a criminal misdemeanor charge in Rhode Island. Penalties include up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Additionally, like all domestic violence crimes, you will also be required to complete a Batterer’s Intervention course.
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