If you are convicted of a domestic violence crime, the court will issue a criminal protective order. This order will most likely include a no contact order, a no negative contact order, or allow a peaceful exchange of children.
A no contact order is an order preventing the defendant from making any contact with the victim whatsoever. This means the defendant must not talk, call, e-mail, or make any other type of contact with the victim.
A no negative contact order is an order preventing the defendant from making negative contact with the victim. The defendant is allowed to make contact and live with the victim, but is not allowed to annoy, harass, or alarm the victim. A violation of this order will most likely result in the court issuing a no contact order.
A peaceful exchange of children is an exception to a no contact order. The defendant will still be restrained from making any contact with the victim. However, the defendant can make contact with the victim if the defendant is there to pick up their child for child custody and visitation purposes.
The courts are increasingly serving defendants with criminal protective orders at arraignments on domestic violence charges.
If you or a loved one is facing a domestic violence charge, you may be served with a criminal protective order. It is important that you speak with an experienced domestic violence attorney to know what your rights are. At Wallin & Klarich, our Southern California domestic violence attorneys have over 30 years of experience. We will fully inform you of your rights and defend you in the court of law. Call us today at (888) 280-6839 or contact us through our website at www.wklawdomesticviolence.com. We will be there when you call.