words "no contact"Once a domestic violence case has been filed, the judge almost always imposes a no-contact order between the parties while the case is pending. Violating this order is often more serious than the underlying charge itself.  It is a crime to contact the other person, go to their residence, ask others to contact the other person, or even receive communications from the other person. A good defense attorney will be able to explain the parameters of a no-contact order, and fight to get it dropped.