The issuance of an Order for Protection (OFP) is common in domestic violence cases in Minnesota. If such an order is violated, the party can be charged with a separate offense.
Fighting OFP Charges
Violation of an OFP can be a Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor, or Felony, depending on number of times an order has been violated, or violations of past orders. If a person knowingly violates an OFP within 10 years of a qualified domestic offense, then it becomes a Gross Misdemeanor. If there have been two or more prior convictions, it is a Felony.
Strategic OFP Violation Defense
Carson J. Heefner will create a strategic defense based on facts and other circumstances of your case. There are times when violations occur by mistake or there was a reason to believe the order didn’t exist (never being notified or believing it expired). Regardless of why the alleged violation occurred, having a Minneapolis OFP defense lawyer by your side can make a difference in the outcome of the case.
Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today
Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing people charged with violation of an Order for Protection. If you or someone you know has been accused of such an offense, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.