‘I have a restraining order against an individual, he just started following me on Yelp. Is this a violation in Minnesota?’
The restraining order states no direct or indirect contact through any means. I have the person blocked from everything....I never thought he would actually decide to follow me on Yelp of all things. Is this a violation?
Criminal Lawyer Answer
In Minnesota there are different types of orders that limit contact between individuals. Most orders require no contact either directly or indirectly. Some include specific limitations regarding social media. These orders are handed to individuals to avoid any defense that the person was not aware of the restrictions or limitations. Without all of the specifics, it is difficult to say if this is an actual violation. However, it does appear that a report to law enforcement is appropriate. Law enforcement can investigate the matter and determine whether it should be referred for charges against the individual.
It is always best to speak with an experienced Minnesota criminal lawyer to go over options regarding this case or any criminal case before taking action. If you have been charged with a crime you should explore all possible defenses. At Halberg Criminal Defense, our team approach puts the firm’s collective knowledge and experience in your corner. Our lawyers are available 24-7 — Call us at 612-416-1169.