NYC Criminal Contempt Defense Attorney

What is criminal contempt? In New York, you can be charged with criminal contempt if you disobey anorder of protection such as by contacting the protected party or you act disruptive in court, interfere with legal process, interfere with legal proceedings.

When an order of protection (or a restraining order) is issued in criminal or family court, it often says that a particular person must stay from another person (the protected party). Orders of protection can order you to stay away from a certain person, their home, their place of work, and refrain from contacting them but the exact conditions can vary from case to case.

Common types of criminal contempt cases that we see:

  • Violation of a family court order of protection, misdemeanor
  • Violation of a criminal court order of protection, misdemeanor
  • Repeated violation of an order of protection, often a felony
  • Violent or criminal violation of an order of protection, often a felony

How we can Help Defend Your NYC Criminal Contempt Case

Often, a contempt case is joined by an underlying criminal case or more than one underlying criminal cases. Being arrested for contempt can aggravate the situation you were facing by adding a misdemeanor or felony charge. We can defend the contempt case and defend any underlying cases. In preparing a defense, Lance Fletcher will sit down with you to discuss the current case and any underlying cases to understand things from your point of view. From there, Lance Fletcher can develop an effective strategy to fight the charges and resolve the case(s) with the type of outcome that you need. While he was a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Lance Fletcher was a member of the domestic violence unit and handled numerous criminal contempt cases. With over 15 years of experience devoted to New York criminal law, Lance Fletcher will evaluate your situation to fight for a solution that works for you. Contact us today if you have an upcoming court date due to a contempt allegation or if you are wanted by the NYPD.

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