What are the penalties for violating a criminal no contact order?

The consequences for violating a no contact order are not good.

 

The state attorney could file a separate criminal charge against you for violating the order, which is considered a misdemeanor crime.

 

The judge could hold you in contempt of court for violating the order.

 

Or, if your criminal case is still pending, the judge could revoke your bond—meaning you’d go back to jail. 

 

If you’re on probation and you violate the order, it’s considered a violation of probation—meaning your probation will be revoked and you’re looking at the maximum sentence.

 

If you have violated a no contact order, or are worried about violating one, call our office at 754-999-2499 so we can help you figure out the best course of action for you.