Greenville, SC Restraining Orders Lawyers
Restraining Order Violation in South Carolina
A restraining order is a court order that prohibits a person from engaging in certain behaviors, and is usually issued to protect a person from physical harm, harassment, or stalking by another person. Also referred to as a "no contact order," a restraining order can be temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances.
If you have been accused of violating a restraining order, you should contact a Greenville restraining order violation attorney immediately. Our firm can help you understand the charges you are facing and provide the best defense possible. Call us at (864) 668-1661. Se habla Español!
What Is a Restraining Order Violation?
A restraining order violation is a criminal charge that occurs when a person violates a restraining order. A restraining order violation can occur even when the restrained person does not physically see the protected person. A restraining order violation can occur if the restrained person:
- Talks to the protected person on the phone
- Sends a letter, text, or email to the protected person
- Makes a threatening gesture
- Looks at the protected person
What Are the Penalties for a Restraining Order Violation in South Carolina?
Restraining order violations can result in the following penalties:
- First-time offense: A fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in jail
- Second-time offense: A fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to two years in jail
- Third-time offense: A fine of up to $3,000 and/or up to three years in jail
A restraining order violation is a serious charge that can result in criminal penalties. A restraining order violation is a misdemeanor in South Carolina; a conviction can result in a fine of up to $1,000, and/or up to one year in jail. Violating a restraining order can also result in a permanent criminal record.
In addition to the criminal penalties, a restraining order violation can result in a civil lawsuit by the protected person. If the restrained person is found liable, they may have to pay the protected person for damages.
Contact Fedalei & Reid Law, LLC at (864) 668-1661 for a free consultation if you have been charged with restraining order violation in South Carolina. Our Greenville restraining order violation attorney can evaluate your case and provide the best defense possible.
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