Violating a protective order (sometimes called a restraining order) is a serious offense that often results in jail time and hefty fines.
The Virginia code defines domestic violence as any form of family abuse, ranging from physical violence to neglect and verbal abuse.
In Virginia, filing for a protective order is actually pretty easy. Even better, the application itself is totally and entirely free.
If you’ve been falsely served with a protective order, there are legal steps you can take to clear your name. Here are a few points to guide you in your defense against a protective order.
Protective Orders in Virginia are intended to stop and prevent crimes against victims.