12. What if the alleged Victim contacted me first and I’ve been wrongfully accused of Violation of an Order of Protection because I responded?
Generally, an Order of Protection prohibits contact between the alleged Victim and the individual against whom the Order of Protection has been served. A.R.S. 13-3602. A Violation of an Order of Protection occurs when the party who is prohibited from contact initiates contact despite the Order of Protection. However, an individual who has been served with a valid Order of Protection can also be accused of having violated an Order of Protection even in instances where he or she responds to contact from the alleged victim. A Violation of an Order of Protection can result in criminal charges.
If you have been accused of violating an Order of Protection, it is crucial to your defense that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and gather important evidence in your defense before it is destroyed, such as text messages and emails.
At Verdura Law Group PLLC, our attorneys have experience protecting the rights of
the wrongfully accused in federal, state and city court. These courts include but
are not limited to: United States Federal District Court of Arizona, Maricopa County
Superior Court, Gilbert Municipal Court, Chandler Municipal Court, Mesa Municipal
Court, Scottsdale Municipal Court and Phoenix Municipal Court, as well as all courts
in the Phoenix Metro west valley.
Ms. Kaitlin S. Verdura Esq., aggressively represents the wrongfully accused in Domestic Violence cases and has achieved countless Domestic Violence dismissals due to her experience defending against both felony and misdemeanor charges within the state of Arizona.
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