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Q: Can I be arrested for violating a criminal no contact order if I'm the protected/ victim and let them in my house.

My wife was arrested and charged with 3 different DV charges. She plead to 1 and the DA dropped the other 2. The judge put in place a 5yr criminal no contact order. The other night she came over after being at the casino all night and she was clearly drunk and high on something. She told me she... Read more »

William Stanley Fitch
William Stanley Fitch answered on Mar 5, 2018

Yes! You absolutely can be arrested. While the victim may choose not to follow the restraining order, this is no defense to violating it. If the police discover she was in your home- even if she pursued you- YOU are the one who will be arrested. Stay away from her at all costs. If she contacts you... Read more »

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