Indiana Attorneys Defending Invasion of Privacy Charges: Attacking the State’s Case
To convict someone of invasion of privacy, the State must first prove that the defendant knew about the no-contact order. An ex parte protective order is one that is granted without the person being present at a hearing. If you are accused of violating an ex parte order, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were on notice of the protective order. If the protective order had not been formally served at the time of the alleged communication, you may have a viable defense.
Many invasion of privacy charges are based on alleged text messages or e-mails being sent to the protected party. Other charges result after a chance encounter where the accused person has no intention of violating the order. Our criminal defense attorneys will aggressively defend you in these situations. Can the State actually prove that you are the person who sent the text or e-mail? What evidence exists that proves any violation of the protective order was knowing and intentional?