Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals

* Statistics Verified by County Clerk of Court Documents

Read More
Client Testimonials
  • "We are very fortunate to have hired such a wonderful team!!" by A.K., Past Client
  • "I trust this law firm so much that I refer them friends and family. They are always there for you with advice and guidance." by A.S., Past Client
  • "Don Pumphrey is a very respectable and trustworthy person" by Alejandro M.
  • "He takes care of everything from start to finish. If you are looking for the best, go with Don!" by Amanda S., Past Client
  • "If your college kid makes a mistake this is the attorney you need" by Anonymous (AVVO Review), Parent of Past Client
  • "I couldn't have asked for a better law firm!" by Anonymous (Google Review 2), Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey and his staff are true experts at interpretation of the law and worked hard to protect my rights." by Anonymous (Google Review 3), Past Client
  • " I would highly recommend this firm if you want diligent, brilliant attorneys working for you. The proof is in his results!" by Anonymous (Google Review), Past Client
  • "Superlative firm, experienced and professional. Definitely a stand out in Tallahassee." by Austin C., Past Client
  • "I would recommend him to anyone wanting a trustworthy, diligent, aggressive attorney that knows how to navigate the legal system and get the best possible outcome." by B.J., Past Client
  • "The legal and emotional support is unsurpassed." by Braxton O., Wife of Past Client
  • "Would recommend if looking for a law firm that is committed to every case and personal circumstance" by Cameron J., Past Client
  • "I would trust him with my case 10/10 times, A+ lawyer!" by D. Hoffman, Past Client
  • "If you have a fight on your hands, you want Don Pumphrey in your corner." by D. Williams, Past Client
  • "He took his time with my case and made sure to get me the best results." by David H., Past Client
  • "Today, my relative is no longer in the system, having to report on a weekly basis, graduated college & gone on with his carer, having avoided prison - Thanks to Don Pumphrey JR." by Donna J., Relative of Past Client
  • "Best criminal attorney in Florida" by Elizabeth R., Past Client
  • "He went above and beyond to help me in my troubled time." by Eric U., Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey took one look at my case and had all of the charges dismissed" by Evie, Past Client
  • "I have never felt so taken care of from an attorney. " by J. Burke, Past Client
  • "I would recommend them to anyone that is in need of the best legal care available!!! " by J. Martinez, Past Client
  • "When the quality of rest of your life is at stake go with Don trust me he has literally saved my life more then once" by J. Smith, Past Client
  • "[Don] is honest, truthful and the person you want in your corner." by J. Williams, Past Client
  • "Don Pumphrey and his staff will fight unremittingly for your your rights!" by J.C., Past Client
  • "Without question, the best criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee." by J.P.M., Past Client
  • "Saved my life best lawyer ever!" by Jacob S., Past Client
  • "I highly recommend them for your legal needs." by Jane S., Past Client
  • "If you are looking for top-notch legal council either locally or abroad, look no further. Don Pumphrey and his staff will fight unremittingly for your your rights!" by Jeremy C., Past Client
  • "I would challenge anyone to find a more experienced, knowledgeable and result oriented criminal defense attorney anywhere" by Jonathan E., Peer
  • "You will not find a finer, more experienced criminal attorney in Tallahassee to handle mistakes made by yourself or your student." by Kim, Parent of Past Client
  • "I will definitely be recommending his firm to anyone I come across that needs legal counsel. Thank you Don! You put our anxiety at ease and established a relationship and referrals for a lifetime!" by Kim S., Past Client
  • " I am very grateful for their help and would recommend contacting them for your legal troubles" by L.C., Past Client
  • "Highly recommended if you need the best representation" by L.L., Past Client
  • "Don can minimize your momentary lapse in judgement!" by Laura B., Past Client
  • "They were there for me every step of the way and I never felt like just another case to them." by Lauren J., Past Client
  • " Don Pumphrey is the best attorney in Florida." by Luke S., Past Client
  • " He's a great person and cares very much about his clients." by M.G., Past Client
  • " I would gladly recommend his law firm to represent you or anyone else. They are the real deal." by M.H., Past Client
  • "His dedication to his clients and office is remarkable." by Matt D., Past Client
  • "His passion for justice is second only to his unwavering commitment to his clients." by Michael M., Past Client

Temporary Injunction for Protection

If you were served with a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence or sexual violence, then contact an experienced attorney at Pumphrey Law in Tallahassee, FL.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing the respondent at a hearing for an injunction for protection (often called a “restraining order”). Under Florida law, an injunction is a court order that directs a person not to have any contact with another person.


What is a Temporary Injunction for Protection?

Under Florida law, an injunction is a court order that directs a person not to have any contact with another person. In many of these cases, the allegations contained in the petition are false or exaggerated. An attorney can represent you at the hearing and show reasons why the court should dismiss the action and not grant the injunction.


Injunction for Protection from Domestic Violence

A petition for injunction can involve allegations of domestic violence. The petition for injunction is available if the petitioner and respondent:

  • presently reside together;
  • have lived together in the past as a family or in an intimate relationship;
  • are related by blood or marriage;
  • have a child together (even if they never lived together).

Injunction for Protection from Repeat Violence

A petition for injunction can involve allegations of repeat violence (when the parties are not related by blood, marriage, living arrangements, or having a child in common). A petition for a temporary or final injunction for protection against repeat violence, the action is available if the petitioner alleges to be a victim of the following offenses at least twice within the last 6 months:

  • assault; or
  • battery.

Injunction for Protection from Dating Violence

An injunction for protection against dating violence can be filed if the petitioner and respondent have, or have had, a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or significant nature, which is determined based on consideration of the following factors:

  1. the dating relationship existed within the last 6 months;
  2. the nature of the relationship is characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties; and
  3. the frequency and type of interaction must be based on the parties involvement over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.

Injunction for Protection from Sexual Violence

An injunction for protection against sexual violence can be filed if:

  1. the petitioner has reported the sexual violence to a law enforcement agency and is cooperating in any criminal proceeding against the respondent; and
  2. the respondent who committed the sexual violence was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in state prison, and the term of imprisonment has expired or is due to expire within 90 days following the date the petition is filed.

Injunctions for Protection Filed in Leon County, FL

A petition for an injunction is filed with the Family Law Division of the Clerk’s Office, Suite 100, Leon County Courthouse.

After the forms are completed, the Family Law Division in Leon County will file the petition and take the file to the judge for review. If the judge finds sufficient grounds alleged in the petition, then a Temporary Injunction and Notice of Hearing will be entered.

During weekends and holidays, a person seeking an injunction for protection can obtain assistance at the Leon County Jail, located on Appleyard Drive, at 8:00 a.m., where a deputy clerk will be present.


Preparing for the Return Hearing on the Petition for an Injunction

If the judge grants the injunction or schedules a return hearing, then the respondent must be personally served with a copy of the Petition, Notice of Hearing, and the Temporary Injunction.

The petitioner must attend the hearing or the injunction will be dismissed. If the respondent fails to appear, then the injunction can be granted in his absence and then served on him. Any injunction granted by the Court will remain in effect until modified or dissolved by the judge.

A copy of any injunction for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence or sexual violence will be placed on file with local law enforcement agencies in Tallahassee and Leon County.


Additional Resources

  • The Refuge House
    This local domestic violence shelter in Tallahassee, FL, has a volunteer office in the Courthouse in Leon County that helps petitioners file for an injunction. Volunteers with the Refuge House assist petitioners in completing forms, providing counseling, and obtaining emergency shelter.
  • Florida’s Domestic Violence BenchBook
    Last updated in September 2014, the Florida Domestic Violence Benchbook gives advice, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations to judges throughout the State of Florida on how to resolve injunctions for protections and deal with other issued related to domestic violence. The bench book was authored by the Office of the State Courts Administrators.

Finding an Attorney for Temporary Injunctions in Tallahassee, FL

If you were served with a petition for a temporary injunction or order of protection, then contact an experienced domestic violence attorney in Tallahassee at Pumphrey Law. We represent respondents throughout Leon County and the surrounding county who wish to contest the allegations in the petition. We fight to get the action dismissed.

We fight to get the action dismissed. These cases require the attorney to be thoroughly prepared for the hearing. The attorney can often take depositions, subpoena witnesses and documents, and present other evidence to show the allegations are false or exaggerated.

Call us at (850) 681-7777 today to discuss your case. We can begin your defense today.


This article was last updated on Friday, August 12, 2016.