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What Is a Court Order?

A court order is a binding order outlining the things a person can or cannot do. For instance, in a stalking order a person is prohibited from being in the same area as the individual they are accused of stalking. A person is guilty of violating a court order when they do something or fail to do something they are supposed to do that is outlined in the order. In Texas, there is a law against violating certain court orders or conditions in a sexual assault, family violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, or stalking case.

When Will a Person Be Charged with Violating a Court Order in These Kinds of Cases?

A person can be charged with violating a court order in the aforementioned types of cases in Texas when they intentionally or knowingly:

What Is the Punishment for a First Offense of Violating a Court Order?

A first offense for violating a court order under this law is a Class A misdemeanor. The punishment for a Class A misdemeanor is:

Can Violating a Court Order Be a Felony in Texas?

Violating a court order under this law becomes a felony when the person has been convicted of two or more times or committed an assault or stalked the victim. The repeat violations increase the offense to a third degree felony punishable by:

Should I Talk to a Lawyer?

Violating a court order is a serious offense, especially if it is violated more than once. Contact a Texas lawyer regarding your criminal charge to figure out how you can defend yourself against it.

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Last Modified: 09-30-2016 07:24 AM PDT

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