Violation of VPO: Oklahoma City, OK: Martino Law Firm

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Violation of VPO: Oklahoma City, OK: Martino Law Firm

If a Victim Protective Order has been lodged against you, you are required by law to have absolutely no contact with the petitioning party.  This includes contact via phone, email, facebook, twitter, instagram, text message or any other form of communication.  Even sending flowers or a card can be considered a violation of the Court's Order.

If their are children involved, sometimes the Court will allow contact between the parties regarding childcare issues, but this can put you at risk as well. At any point, the petitioner could get angry and misconstrue your communication to be outside the scope of childcare issues. 

Often times, people will repair their relationship after an Order has been entered and then believe it's ok to have contact. It is not up to the person who received the order to decide that it's ok for you to contact them.  Only the Judge who granted the Order can rescind or cancel it and there has to be a hearing before the Judge to do so.

Other times, the protected party will simply fabricate a story alleging unwanted communication out of anger or vindictiveness just to try to get you in trouble.

I can help you in any of these situations.  A violation of this type should not be taken lightly as a conviction is a misdemeanor for a first offense and a felony for a second offense. A first offense carries up to 1 year in jail and a second offense could land you in prison for up to 3 years.  There could alos be fines imposed of up to $10,000.00.

Don't make the mistake of trying to handle this on your own thinking that it is "not a big deal."  Anytime your freedom and reputation are at stake, you need aggressive, experienced legal counsel to assist you though the process.