Fredericksburg, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Arrested for a Protective order violation and on the arrest warrant there are no particulars.

On the arrest warrant there is no information on what I did to violate the p.o. and no exact date or time I supposedly violated it? All it say's on the warrant is on or about 08/06/2018 and nothing else. On 08/06 I was in Tysons Corner from 6am to 5pm with my sister and didn't get home until after 9pm, we stayed in my home and went to bed at 11pm. I have NOT called, texted, Tweeted or Facebooked her, I have had zero contact of any kind since 08/02! the protective order was served to me on 08/03 at around 1pm. My sister had stayed with me from Thurs. 08/02 to 08/08. I have called the Spotsylvania magistrate and the Court and nobody has any information on this charge! How is it I can be arrested and nobody can tell me why? How am I supposed to prepare a defense not knowing what I did or when?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You will be given the chance to hire an attorney or have an attorney appointed to represent you. At that point, your attorney will be able to get more information about the case. Protective orders can be violated even if you don't have physical contact with someone. If you call, text, or email someone that could also be a violation.

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