Can a person be charged with a crime if he violates a Civil Protection Order?

Can a person be charged with a crime if he violates a Civil Protection Order?

Category: Civil protection order

Yes. If you violate the terms of a CPO order, you can be charged with misdemeanor criminal contempt, which carries a sentence of 180 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine.

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As a former Prosecutor, Michael Bruckheim has experience on the other side of the aisle. Prior to founding his law office in 2010, Mr. Bruckheim enjoyed a diverse career in litigation at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) serving for over 11 years. He began his OAG career as a prosecutor in the Criminal Section where he conducted numerous bench and jury trials in traffic and criminal misdemeanor matters. Mr. Bruckheim was promoted and served as Chief of the Criminal Section at the OAG where he supervised the prosecution of DUI offenses in the District and directed a staff of over 20 attorneys.

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