A Knowledgeable Team For Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an act of violence toward a family or household member, including a spouse, intimate partner, former dating partner, caretaker or children. It can include physical and sometimes mental abuse or sexual assault. Many states have enacted criminal law and family law statutes related to the prevention and prosecution of domestic violence incidents. In Florida, the state offers legal options through both the criminal and civil court systems. For example, state residents can request injunctions through the Florida family courts, also known as restraining orders.
At The Davies Law Firm, LLC, we approach domestic violence accusations very seriously. Our Orlando and Cocoa offices take immediate action to protect our clients’ rights. If you are in the midst of a divorce or about to initiate divorce proceedings and you have become a victim of domestic violence, we can help. We will assist you in petitioning the court for an injunction for protection against domestic violence, Florida’s version of a restraining order. Call us now at 855-688-4713 to schedule your free consultation.
Understanding Florida Temporary Injunctions
An accused who is the subject of a “no contact” injunction must be careful to abide by the court’s directive. Even minor violations can result in an immediate arrest and form the basis of a new criminal charge, punishable by up to six months in jail. It is important to point out that only the court has the authority to lift or modify the “no contact” order.
Unfortunately, many accusations of domestic violence prove to be false. A spouse may believe that they can gain an advantage in a child custody dispute or some other aspect of divorce by falsely accusing the other spouse of violence.
If you are the victim of false allegations of family violence, we will fight to clear your good name and protect your parental rights and your relationship with your children.
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Whether you are a victim of family violence, you feel threatened by your spouse or you have been wrongly accused of committing family violence, our Orlando domestic violence lawyer can answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take.