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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.
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.
A petition for injunction can involve allegations of domestic violence. The petition for injunction is available if the petitioner and respondent:
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:
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:
An injunction for protection against sexual violence can be filed if:
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.
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.
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.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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