Jail Time and Gross Misdemeanor Avoided in Violation of a Restraining Order
Date: July 2020
Case: Gross Misdemeanor Violation of a Harassment Restraining Order
Attorney: Michael Brandt
Result: Mike’s client was charged with Gross Misdemeanor Violation of a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO). Mike’s client and his ex-spouse had been communicating via text message which was a violation of an existing HRO. At Mike’s urging, the prosecutor reduced the charges to Misdemeanor Violation of an HRO and Mike’s Client pled guilty. Mike also got the prosecutor to agree to not charge any other violations that might have occurred prior to the charge his client was pleading to. Notwithstanding the fact that the statute requires mandatory minimum jail sentences, Mike’s Client will not have to serve any and was only required to pay a small fine.