While domestic violence injunctions are not technically criminal sanctions, they can result in charges if there is a violation. Additionally, these legal orders, which can be handed down as part of a civil or criminal case, often have a detrimental impact on a person's livelihood and relationships.
Recently, a prominent former television news anchor from New York was arrested on charges of violating a protection order involving his wife, also a former television personality, from whom he is estranged. Authorities alleged the man made more than 100 phone calls to his ex-wife over the Memorial Day weekend. He was freed after posting $50,000 bond, but now faces the possibility of jail time. He contends he was simply trying to speak with his son, alleging his wife, now a Florida resident, was not cooperative in keeping his daily evening FaceTime visits with the boy.
Daytona domestic violence defense attorneys recognize that familial disputes like this have the potential to spiral out of control. Although the anchor now seeks a modification of the injunction, it would have been better had the modification been sought prior to the defendant acting in a way that breached the injunction.