Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: My ex was arrested for domestic assault and called me from jail for 2 days after judge gave order of protection.

She was charged with violating said order by calling me from jail. What is the punishment for this.

2 Lawyer Answers
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: Apparently you are the victim, which she was not supposed to contact. You should have known that and should have hung up. Now she has probably violated bond conditions and could easily remain in jail pending trial. I recommend she get an attorney, and both of you keep quiet. Her lawyer can talk to you and give you advice, unless you get one also.

Henry Ambrose
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A: You don't provide enough information to answer this question. Details matter. I suggest you talk with a lawyer who practices in your area and ask them including all the details.

If the person was in jail, the acts you ask about won't apply to bond conditions because the person is not on bond. The acts may violate an order of protection if one is in effect.

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