Violating a Domestic No-Contact Order, Probation Violation

Violating-a-Domestic-No-Contact-OrderBoyfriend and girlfriend are the parents of a new born. Neighbors called police when they heard a verbal argument coming from their home. Police arrived and found the two parents together in violation of a prior no contact order. Both parents were arrested. Working with the court and prosecutor, we were able to terminate the no-contact order so that both parties were able to co-parent. Both cases were later dismissed. Co-parenting is especially difficult when one or both parents are restrained from having contact with the other parent. Courts and prosecutors are reluctant to vacate restraining orders. Defense lawyers need to work with advocates, counselors, prosecutors and the courts to help facilitate solutions to these complicated situations.