Nevada law recognizes several types of restraining orders (also called "orders for protection"). These orders typically involve allegations of:
Each of these orders may go into effect for a temporary or extended basis.
As the subject of a restraining order, whether temporary or extended, you must take special care to understand and comply with the terms of the order. Failure to do so could land you in jail.
The Consequences Of A Violation
Intentionally violating a restraining order can lead to serious criminal charges. In the case of a temporary order, you are likely facing a gross misdemeanor. A violation of an extended order, however, is a category C felony for most types of restraining orders. This means you could end up with:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- A permanent felony conviction on your record
Given the seriousness of these consequences, it's critical to seek the help of an experienced lawyer. The right defense strategy can make the difference between a dismissal or reduction of the charges and a conviction.
How My Experience As A Former Prosecutor Can Work To Your Advantage
At The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig, Chtd., I represent Nevada residents and out-of-state visitors charged with restraining order violations. My background as a former prosecuting attorney for the City of Las Vegas gives me valuable insight into how the other side handles these charges. I will apply this valuable experience to explore every avenue for a strong defense. For example, perhaps the violation wasn't intentional. Or perhaps you didn't receive adequate notice of the order. These seemingly minor details can make or break the case — and I know exactly what to look for.
If you've been arrested for a restraining order violation, call me anytime at 702-545-6419. I'm available 24/7 to provide immediate legal help. You can also send me an email; you'll receive a prompt response within the next business day.