Defending an Order to Show Cause

Order to Show Cause in Utah

Many clients call our office after they have been served with an Order to Show Cause in Utah. Any order to show cause can be filed against a person if they have failed to comply with a court order. These are enforcement orders which carry serious penalties if you are found to be in contempt of court or in violation of previous court mandates. Orders to Show Cause are most frequently filed against individuals who have failed to comply with a divorce decree or other family order, and also against criminal defendants who have violated their probation. If you are facing this process, you will be required to appear in court and defend your actions. This article addresses both of these scenarios and explains the best way to defend you in the Order to Show Cause process both in family law related and criminal related cases.

Family Law Orders Including Divorce Decrees

It is common in many family law matters that the parties fail to get a long for an extended period of time and in some cases one of the parties decides not to follow the divorce decree or other order. For instance, many parents choose not to abide by the parent time orders in a divorce decree and as a result, the other party files an Order to Show Cause and drags them back into court requiring them to justify their actions. If you feel your violation of the order was justified, you can argue your reasons to the judge and even request an evidentiary hearing if necessary. More information on this process for civil and family law matters can be found on the Utah State Courts website or by speaking with a Utah family law attorney at our office today. We defend and, as well as help people prosecute, Orders to Show Cause in family law cases in Utah.

Probation Violations

Many clients come to our office after being served with a notice that they must appear in court because they failed to fulfill the terms of their probation. In some probation violations in Utah, clients were not even aware they were suppose to perform certain obligations after they were sentenced such as testing, counseling, community service, or pay certain fines, and as a result, they are being held in contempt of court and are facing jail time. It is extremely important in these cases that you get skilled a advocate to represent you and work to prevent harmful penalties. Probation violations are not taken lightly by the court but a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer at our law firm can help to ensure your rights are protected in the process.

Salcido Law Firm – Order to Show Cause Lawyers

At Salcido Law Firm, we have a team of lawyers that can help you through this difficult process. If you or someone you know is facing an order to show cause in Utah, call and speak with our team of dedicated counsel today. We are available all day every day and can get started on your defense right away. Call 801.413.1753 or simply fill out our contact form on the right. We look forward to representing you in your matter.

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