Many times, the end of a relationship will come with intense emotions, and people don’t always respect each other’s boundaries. Florida law provides for an individual to secure an injunction for protection against another party under certain circumstances.
An injunction (also commonly known as a restraining order) is a court order preventing an individual from doing certain things-most commonly in domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking injunctions, it prevents an individual from contacting someone or being physically present near someone. The court can issue orders that prohibit the abusing party from taking certain actions against the other party. The court then has the power and ability to enforce these orders if there is a violation of the terms of the injunction. Violating an injunction can also result in criminal charges and can negatively affect custody determinations.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Florida law is very specific on who can—and who cannot—request an injunction from the Court. Specific criteria must be met for a party to be entitled to an injunction against another person.
Domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking injunctions can have severe and permanent consequences if a final judgment of injunction is entered by the court, including the loss of ability to own or possess a firearm and ammunition, restriction of freedom of movement, loss of your living arrangements, and other serious collateral consequences.
If you have been served with a temporary injunction, it is critical to contact an experienced, aggressive attorney with extensive experience defending injunctions. Likewise, if you believe you need an injunction to protect yourself, an experienced and aggressive lawyer can assist you in securing an order protecting you and your loved ones. Rowland Law, LLC’s uncompromising and proficient attorneys regularly represent individuals seeking and defending against injunctions, and can provide you with invaluable assistance in navigating these proceedings. Send us an email or call our office to learn more about how we can help.