In another instance of a parent attempting to use the criminal court system to gain a competitive advantage in a custody dispute, my client was faced with Violating a Protection Order. The original protection itself was subsequently dismissed. Unfortunately, between the time period of granting the order and the order being dismissed, there was an alleged violation. Because the original protection was vacated and shown to be without merit, our firm was finally able to have the violation of that invalid order dismissed. Certainly, this is something the prosecution was not required to do.