Our client’s ex-girlfriend obtained an Order of Protection (Restraining Order) against him, alleging attempted physical harm, cyberstalking, unwanted location tracking, surreptitious recording, and harassment. The Order of Protection stated that our client was not allowed to have any contact with her in person, by phone, or electronic means. She further alleged that our client sent her numerous text messages, phone calls, and emails following the establishment of the Order of Protection. Before contacting us for representation, our client was arrested for Aggravated Harassment and his cellphone was impounded as evidence. His ex-girlfriend also provided copies of the alleged emails and text messages to the police.
After he spent a night in jail, he was released on an ankle monitor. Our client then retained us to fight the charges against him. Prior to his preliminary hearing before the grand jury, we worked quickly to have the charges dismissed. His ankle monitor was removed, and after working with the detective responsible for evidence, his phone was returned to him. We were able to prevent the Maricopa County Attorneys Office from actually filing any charges against our client.