Orlando Court Injunction Lawyers
While court injunctions, commonly called restraining orders or orders of protection, can be important legal tools used to keep people safe, unfortunately, false accusations are common. People frequently bring false charges against their spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends during arguments and, especially, during divorce proceedings.
At The Fighter Law Firm, P.A. of central Florida, I know what you are going through if you are dealing with an injunction, and I will fight hard to protect your rights to your home, property and children.
Contact me online or call 407-574-7576 to arrange a free consultation with me, Thomas Feiter, a skilled defense lawyer in Orlando.
Domestic Violence Injunctions in Florida
As a former prosecutor, I will use my understanding of the prosecution's strategies to build you the best possible defense and work to have the injunction thrown out. In Florida, there are four kinds of injunctions:
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Repeat violence injunctions
- Sexual violence injunctions
- Dating violence injunctions
While different things must be shown for each kind of injunction, the standard is the same for all four. The petitioner (the one asking for the injunction) must demonstrate to the court by competent substantial evidence that the requisite violence occurred.
Judges (not juries) decide whether to issue an injunction or not. If the petitioner for injunction is properly filled out and the contents are sufficient to meet the standard, a judge will order a temporary injunction and order a final injunction hearing date be set as soon as possible. In the meantime, the respondent cannot have any contact with the petitioner and abide by any other orders the judge included in the temporary injunction - such as not allowing the respondent to return home, or ordering the respondent to continue to pay to support the petitioner (and children, where applicable).
During the final injunction hearing, the parties are not required to have attorneys - although we highly suggest it. When the hearing is held, both sides are entitled to an impartial decision-maker and the opportunity to present their case. Either side can call witnesses and present evidence. This is where an attorney can significantly help you present to the court your side of the case. The rules of evidence and court procedure are relaxed somewhat in injunction hearings, but they do still apply.
Courts may have many injunction hearings set for any given day and your time before the judge may be limited. Go into the courtroom with the confidence that you have an experienced trial lawyer with the skills and experience to present your case effectively. At the Fighter Law Firm, we strive to be the most skilled injunction lawyers in Orlando. We would be honored to help you in your time of need.
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Domestic violence charges can have a significant impact on the outcome of a family law case. For strong advocacy and protection of your rights, hire an Orlando court injunction attorneys at the earliest possible stage. Call The Fighter Law Firm, P.A. at 407-574-7576 or send me an e-mail, and I will respond shortly.