What is a no contact order?

If you’ve been arrested for any domestic violence charge, there is usually a no contact order issued against you. The court issues this order in order to protect the alleged victim. 

 

Under a no contact order you are prohibited from going within a set distance, usually 500 feet, from the victim’s home, place of work, or any other place they are likely to be.

 

It’s very important that you not violate a no contact order because it will only make things worse for you. You can violate the order by phone, over the computer, or third party contact on your behalf. But the bottom line is don’t do it. It will cause you more problems and make defending your case a lot more difficult.