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.