Restraining Order Violation Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney Madison WI

Understanding a Wisconsin Restraining Order

People may be subject to a Wisconsin restraining order for a variety of reasons, but such orders usually occur in cases of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, child abuse, and elder abuse.  A judge has three options when issuing restraining orders:

  • 72 hour no-contact order: typically following a domestic violence case, this order is taken out immediately after an arrest and is limited to only 72 hours.
  • Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): TROs are often filed for immediate protection.  This order lasts 2 weeks or until a court hearing takes place. This is a temporary solution until a permanent injunction can be issued.  Once a TRO is granted by a court, you will also be given a hearing date for an injunction hearing.
  •   Injunction: the plaintiff must appear in court for this hearing. An injunction is a more permanent order and can be effective for up to 4 years. Having a skilled attorney on your side throughout the restraining order process is critical to a strong defense.

To learn more about the complexities of a Wisconsin restraining order, contact Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. Call us at 608-256-8356 for a free initial consultation.

Consequences of Wisconsin Restraining Order Violation

Restraining order violation in Wisconsin puts your freedom in serious jeopardy and should be discussed with an attorney.  Immediate consequences for a violation could be arrest, custody and jail.

Important information about restraining order violations include:

  • Direct violations of the order are subject to criminal charges that can be at either felony or misdemeanor levels
  • Fees and fines may be applied
  • Repeat violations may lead to additional charges such as stalking and other crimes
  • Courts do not make a distinction between a temporary or a permanent injunction – violation of either can lead to serious consequences

If you have violated or received a Wisconsin restraining order, contact the legal team at Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. immediately.  Call 608-256-8356 for a free initial consultation.

EISENBERG LAW OFFICES

308 East Washington Avenue Madison,
WI 53703
(608) 256-8356

Eisenberg Law Offices, s.c.

Madison WI Attorneys since 1983

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