So someone I know violated the cpo against their ex. And now has a warrant well he has a court date about this case the one he violated to finalize the cpo. Will he go to jail or will the judge give him a warning
He needs to retain a criminal lawyer to represent him in this matter.
It is impossible to answer your question without more facts. He certainly is looking at the possibility of jail time. Every Judge is different, however. Some give no second chances others give multiples. It is also hard to know what a Judge will do when you do not know facts such as what is the history of problems or what is the offenders record. If you have a lawyer who has been involved in the case, he/she would be the best person to consult.
If you show up for a full CPO hearing with an active warrant, you are almost certainly going to jail. Not to mention, it won’t look too good to the judge deciding the CPO. Your friend should have an attorney for both the criminal charge and the CPO. CPO’s are easily abused and well worth the effort to fight. An attorney could also get the warrant handled before the CPO hearing.
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