Violating Final Divorce Restraining Order not criminal

In State v Hendricks, , a Johnson County case, the Court ruled today that violating the FINAL restraining order in a divorce case is not criminal violation of a protective order K.S.A. 21-5924. The court makes clear that violating the temporary order in a divorce case CAN result in criminal liability.  This makes it clear that it is crucial to hire an attorney in a domestic violence case who is familiar with these rules so that you are not wrongfully convicted. If this defendant had not challenged the illegality of his charges, he could have lost his right to possess a firearm and served time in jail.