If a domestic violence complaint has been made against you, a no-contact order (NCO) or personal protection order may be issued by a judge. The order can severely limit your rights and bar you from returning to your home for up to six months while a case is pending. Before the most serious consequences take effect, you need swift and efficient legal representation from an experienced Seattle personal protection order attorney. At the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, we take immediate action to have an NCO cancelled and your access to your home and loved ones restored.
When a no-contact order is issued against you by a judge in a municipal court in Seattle, Tacoma or another Washington community, you may not understand the consequences. The Seattle domestic violence lawyers of James Newton Law carefully explain the limitations imposed by no-contact orders, including:
The financial and emotional impact of these situations can rip a family apart. At the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC, our Seattle protection order lawyers are committed to helping you petition the court to cancel an NCO, working with the Seattle City Domestic Violence Unit or similar agencies in Washington to demonstrate to the judge that you need and deserve a connection to your home, your children, and your spouse or partner.
Violation of a no-contact order is a gross misdemeanor offense, which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. As a domestic violence crime, it also results in the permanent forfeit of your right to own or possess a firearm. The charge can also be increased to a felony offense if the violation involved an assault or reckless endangerment, or is a third violation.
Don’t risk your freedom and your rights by violating an NCO or personal protection order. The Seattle harassment lawyers of James Newton Law offer sound counsel and practical help in getting you through the criminal justice proceedings you face.
If you have been served with a no-contact order, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online for an immediate appointment. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.