A man was arrested for alleged burglary and violation of a protective order, among other charges, in Pleasant Valley, New York. Violating an order of protection in the state can lead to further legal trouble and penalties for anyone facing domestic violence allegations.
New York State Police said Russell J. Hines, 45, unlawfully entered the victim’s residence and started a physical altercation. An investigation found that Hines destroyed property inside the home. He also allegedly assaulted the victim, stealing a cellphone that was being used to call 911.
Hines was arrested for the incident and charged with burglary in the second degree, robbery in the third degree and criminal contempt in the first degree, which are all felonies. He was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and several other misdemeanors.
Hines allegedly violated an active order of protection that the victim had in place against him. He was arraigned in Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail.
If you are facing domestic violence allegations, you should speak to a qualified criminal defense lawyer right away. Brill Legal Group is experienced in fighting both temporary and permanent orders of protection. We can help you avoid the harsh consequences that come with domestic violence charges such as burglary, assault and stalking. Contact us today to learn more.