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Category: Protective Orders

Apr 1

Has a TX Protective Order Been Issued Against You? Your Gun Is Illegal

Gun Crimes | Protective Orders | Weapons Crimes

If you’re under a protective order in the state of Texas, the law states that possessing a firearm is illegal. However, this is not seen in practice.

In the 254 counties that make up the state of Texas, many lack procedures to ensure those under protective orders a) don’t obtain guns or b) rid themselves of existing firearms when the order commences.

On the county level, there simply isn’t a way to surrender guns. If the firearms were collected, there’s no protocol in place for storage or return after the protective order is lifted.

Now that this problem has been uncovered, public expectations may push officials to finally deal with this very dangerous issue. Here’s what the law actually says [...]

May 22

Texas Ex Calling? You Could Face a Protective Order Violation

Protective Orders

The COVID-19 pandemic may be an unusual time with extraordinary circumstances, but it doesn’t change current laws for people subject to a protective order.

Protective orders are a serious matter in the state of Texas. Violating a protective order can result in severe consequences up to and including jail time. This includes situations where the victim was the one who made the initial contact.

To better understand what protective orders are, we’re going to take a closer look at precisely what Texas state law says.

This includes examining what a protective order is, why one might be issued, and penalties for breaking the order. We’ll then look at some ways a person who is subject to these types of orders [...]

Jan 12

Accused of Violating a Protective Order in Texas: What Happens Next?

Protective Orders

You may not be aware of this, but protective orders can be granted without the subject of the order ever even being notified. We have seen cases in which a client has violated a protective order without knowing it.

We’ve also seen situations in which a protective order has been violated simply because they didn’t know what acts were considered in violation of it.

Being accused of violating a protective order is stressful enough. Finding out unexpectedly that a protective order even exists can feel even worse.

Know how protective orders in Texas and the consequences you face for violating them is the first step in navigating any accusation.

Three Types of Protective Orders in Texas

There are three types [...]

Nov 26

Differences Between Restraining and Protective Orders in Texas

Protective Orders | Restraining Orders

Most people tend to use the terms “restraining order” and “protective order” to mean the same thing. Which makes sense. After all, both can be used to order one party not to contact or go near another, or near their family, home, work, or children’s school(s).

However, this is where their similarities end.

In this post, we’re going to examine the difference between restraining and protective orders in terms of what they’re designed to do, the language and provisions they typically contain, how they are legally enforced, and the consequences of violating either.

Note that every situation is unique, and based on your needs, either your experienced divorce attorney or Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer will be able to provide [...]

Mar 21

What You Need to Know about Violating a Texas Protective Order

Protective Orders

If you have been charged with violating a protective order in Texas, you could face significant penalties. In this post, we’ll explain how protective orders work, what constitutes a violation, and what happens next if you have already been charged.

How Protective Orders Work in Texas

A protective order is serious, because it means that you have been issued a direct order by a judge to refrain from certain activities. If you violate the conditions of the protective order, serious repercussions can result.

These types of orders are normally issued in cases of domestic violence. They are issued with the intent of protecting victims from assaults, threats, or even the presence of the offender. If you are under a protective [...]

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