When a person is arrested for a sex offense, a mandatory protection order is entered preventing the accused from having contact with the alleged victim. Violating this protection order is a crime in Denver, Castle Rock, and Aurora, and will result in new criminal charges. A teacher, who had been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two 18-year-old students, was pulled over for talking on her cell phone while driving and ended up with the new charge of Violation of a Protection Order. According to the report, there was another person in the car when she was pulled over and it was one of the named victims. The court order explicitly restricted her from having ANY contact with the victim, so being in the car together obviously violated that order.
Douglas County Violation of a Protection Order Lawyer: Definition of Violating a Protection Order in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Violation of a Protection Order – C.R.S. 18-6-803.5 – is:(1) A person commits the crime of violation of a protection order if, after the person has been personally served with a protection order that identifies the person as a restrained person or otherwise has acquired from the court or law enforcement personnel actual knowledge of the contents of a protection order that identifies the person as a restrained person, the person:
(a) Contacts, harasses, injures, intimidates, molests, threatens, or touches the protected person or protected property, including an animal, identified in the protection order or enters or remains on premises or comes within a specified distance of the protected person, protected property, including an animal, or premises or violates any other provision of the protection order to protect the protected person from imminent danger to life or health, and such conduct is prohibited by the protection order;
Because the teacher had contact with the student accusing her of the Sexual Assault, she is charged with Violation of a Protection Order.
Sentence for Violating a Protection Order in Adams and Jefferson County
Violation of a Protection Order is a class 2 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime in Adams and Jefferson County. However, it can be aggravated to a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime if it is a second or subsequent violation.
If you or someone you love has been accused of Violation of a Protection Order related to a sex offense, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 to schedule your free consultation or set up a jail visit. Together, we can protect your future.
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