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Violation Of A Protective Order

San Antonio Violations of a Protection Order lawyer

According to the General Manual of the San Antonio Police Department in Procedure 603, effective on July 1, 2012, officers with the San Antonio Police Department are trained to use standardize procedures in domestic violence cases and when investigating calls related to a family disturbance.

The procedure establishes guidelines for the proper handling of protective orders and conditions of bond, from their entry into the computer system to the disposition of violations through reports and arrests. These procedures are used when the officers determine that a violation of a protective order has occurred during the investigation of a family disturbance.

Attorney For Violations Of A Protection Order In San Antonio, TX

If you are accused of violating a protective order or the conditions of bond in a domestic violence case, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Antonio, TX. Don Flanary is experienced in representing both men and women charged with domestic violence after a family disturbance in Bexar County.

Don Flanary also represents clients charged with domestic violence and violation of an order of protection in the greater San Antonio area including the surrounding counties of Kendall County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, and Bandera County.

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Violations of a Protective Order in Texas

A person commits a Class A misdemeanor if, in violation of a protective order or magistrates order for emergency protection or temporary protective order, he knowingly or intentionally:

  • Communicates with the alleged victim:
    • Directly with the alleged victim or a member of the family or household in a threatening or harassing manner
    • A threat through any person to the alleged victim or member of the family or household
    • In any manner with the alleged victim or member of the family or household except through the persons attorney or a person appointed by the court, if the order prohibits any communication with a member of the family or household
  • Goes to or near any of the following places as specifically described in the protective order:
    • The residence or place of employment or business of the alleged victim or a member of the victims family or household
    • Any child care facility, residence, or school where a child protected by the protective order normally resides or attends
  • Commits family violence
  • Possesses a firearm
  • Harms, threatens, or interferes with the care, custody, or control of a pet, companion animal, or assistance animal that is possessed by the alleged victim protected by the order

Texas law makes it a Third Degree Felony to violate a protective order, order for emergency protection or temporary order if:

  • The defendant has previously been convicted under Chapter 25.07 two or more times
  • Has violated the order or conditions bond by committing an assault or the offense of stalking

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