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 [...]