Restraining orders and injunctions are powerful legal tools for preventing domestic violence and harassment. However, they can also be easily abused or misused. Whether you are seeking a restraining order or trying to defend against one, professional legal guidance is critical for protecting your rights and interests.
At Dobson, Davis & Smith in Tallahassee, our restraining order lawyers can help. Our attorneys approach each case with a high level of importance and meticulous attention to detail. We appreciate what is at stake — whether your safety and protection or your reputation and future — and we will work diligently to guide you through the process from start to finish.
Getting A Restraining Order
In Florida, obtaining a restraining order requires numerous steps. You must complete and file an application demonstrating either that you or your children have been battered or that there is an imminent threat of danger. You must also make your case at a hearing before a judge. Mistakes at any point in the process can jeopardize your ability to obtain a restraining order.
When your safety is at stake, it is important to seek professional legal advice about your criminal defense case. Our lawyers can minimize your stress during what is undoubtedly a difficult time in life. You can rest assured that we will work diligently to protect your interests.
Defending Against A Restraining Order
Has a family member or significant other filed for a restraining order against you? If so, you are likely aware of the potential for extensive collateral damage. Once a permanent order is in place, you may be unable to return home or have any contact with the other party. The restraining order will also turn up on job applications and background checks, leading to embarrassment and loss of opportunities.
Fortunately, you have the right to challenge the restraining order at a hearing before a judge. Our attorneys are strong advocates who can help protect your rights and future.
Restraining Order Violations
Violations of restraining orders can lead to immediate arrest, prosecution and jail time. In some circumstances, you could be facing a felony offense. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, a conviction for violating a restraining order can cast a permanent stain on your criminal record. Our experienced legal team can help you challenge the charges.
Contact Us · Leon County Domestic Violence Injunction Lawyers
To learn more about how we can help, contact us online or call us at 850-270-0412 or toll free at 888-339-2943. We offer free initial consultations. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.