Miami Restraining Order LawyerUnderstanding Restraining Orders in Florida
A restraining order, legally referred to as an injunction, is often issued in the event that a person brings about accusations of domestic violence or abuse or threats of bodily harm against a family member, spouse or cohabitant (someone he or she lives with). If you are served a restraining order, you will face a number of consequences - all of which a skilled attorney may be able to help you avoid.
If a restraining order is filed against you, you may be required to leave the home that you currently share with the person who is the alleged victim in your domestic violence, spousal abuse or child abuse case. Even if you own the home or pay the rent, you will need to vacate the premises immediately and cannot come into contact with the victim or come within a certain distance of the victim.
What You Can Do About your Florida Restraining Order
If you have been served with a restraining order, you can take action to have the injunction dismissed. In the case of a temporary restraining order, you may be able to prevent the order from becoming permanent. An experienced defense lawyer will be able to contest your restraining order in court and possibly have it dismissed, so you can go home and be with your family.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is the premier Florida criminal defense law firm with locations in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Fort Pierce, Palm Beach and Volusia County. When you work with our firm, you are working with former state prosecutors who have the experience and knowledge of both sides of a Florida criminal case.
Your lawyer at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. will work to have your restraining order dismissed by defending you against allegations that are false or not based upon any real credible evidence. In hearings for Permanent Restraining Orders, it is the petitioner (filing party) who holds the burden of proving that the respondent (responding party) has been violent (atleast two times) or threatened imminent bodily harm to the point that places the petitioner in fear of her life or safety before a temporary injunction will be ordered permanent by a judge. If a judge imposes a permanent restraining order, it can become part of your permanent record and follow you for the rest of your life! You will face even stricter penalties for a restraining order violation. Our attorneys have significant experience in defending these actions and can assist if there is a pending restraining order against you.
Contact a Miami Restraining Order Lawyer today at Hager & Schwartz for legal representation.