Arlington, TX asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas

Q: I am being accused of violating a protection order my ex took out in Kansas City MO even though I live in Arlington TX.

I am being accused of violating a protection order my ex took out on me in Kansas City Missouri even though I live over 500 miles away in Arlington Texas. I recently received a notice in the mail saying an arrest warrant has been issued and the bond amount is $1000.00. I don't know what to do.

2 Lawyer Answers
Paul Saputo Jr.
Paul Saputo Jr.
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: To clear the warrant, you will have to post the bond. You will also have to get booked into jail unless you can get a judge to waive bookin. Your best bet is to hire an attorney to help you navigate that process.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You need a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where the criminal case was filed so the first step is to figure out if the charges are in Texas or Missouri.

In Texas, not every violation of the terms of a protective order meets all the necessary elements of the offense named "Violation of Protective Order" so it is possible to violate the order and it just be contempt rather than this particular offense. Be sure to check that out if you are charged in Texas.

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