Pittsburgh PFA Violations (ICC) Lawyers
If you violate any provision of a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order, you may be arrested and criminally charged with Indirect Criminal Contempt (ICC) of a court order.
Maximum penalties are six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Police may arrest you for violating a PFA even if your accuser is lying. A police officer often makes an arrest decision based solely on the accuser’s credibility without any further investigation.
If you face criminal charges for violating a PFA, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Defense
People served with a PFA often face criminal domestic violence charges, including:
- Terroristic Threats
- Child Endangerment
- Child Abuse
- Reckless Endangerment
- Defiant Trespass
- Disorderly Conduct
Spivak Law Firm strongly defends people against criminal domestic violence charges. Our strong negotiation and trial skills help us achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
To make an appointment with a domestic violence defense lawyer, call us at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
PFA Violations in Allegheny County
A PFA functions as a no-contact order. This includes not just physical contact but also phone calls, text messages, and emails. If there is a PFA against you, even sending your accuser a non-threatening text or email may get you arrested.
Police need probable cause to arrest you for violating a PFA, but this is usually easy to show. Police must simply (1) check the public records to determine that the PFA was valid and (2) get a “credible” statement from your accuser that you violated the PFA order.
We strongly defend people facing criminal charges arising out of a PFA. Call us today at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.