Arlington, TX asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Education Law for Arkansas

Q: Why was I sited for violating a no contact order when I was welcomed back into the supposed victims household?

I stayed with the supposed victim for an extended period of time before openly admitting to law enforcement over phone contact of my welcomed return which was also my home,as I was the son and primary care provider to my mother in said household. Also, my mother is in irreversible dimentia. My mother and I also had legal documentation written by a certified attorney that I was to receive such said household upon her inability to return to her house if admitted to a care facility for a period of two years or upon her death.My mother was of sound mind at that time approximately two years ago.The documentation was then reviewed and notorized by her bank.First Arkansas Bank and Trust of Heber Springs, Arkansas.We did however fail to file such documentation to the Cleburne County District Court. Upon learning of this mistake our attorney issued to me a quick claim deed which I immediately filed with the Cleburne County District Court after my no contact order had been issued.Please help me!

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Taylor Douglas Martin
Taylor Douglas Martin
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A: Regardless if the contact is welcomed or not, a no contact order is a court order forbidding one to contact a certain person. Typically, a Judge views contact as contact regardless of the circumstances. However, a capable defense attorney should be able to bring the circumstances to the attention of the prosecutor and Judge, potentially lessening any punishment.

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