Case study: Can I visit my boyfriend in jail

by | Aug 22, 2012 | Law Blog

I called the police and they took him to jail. He says he thinks there is a no contact order but I dont know of one. What can happen if I try to visit him in jail?

Attorney Roe Response:

It is not uncommon for people in domestic violence situations to resume contact shortly thereafter. Problems arise when courts begin to make orders without the proper hearings and notice given to the parties. Hopefully, his attorney stood his ground and objection to the orders and demanded a proper hearing. If not, the order could still be challenged. If you do visit him in jail, do him a favor, do not discuss the facts of the incident or what you plan on testifying to at any future hearings. All jail conversations are recorded, saved and will be used against the accused and or his witnesses at trial.