Restraining Orders in Florida
Domestic Violence Attorney in Ocala
In Florida, domestic violence is defined as any assault, battery, sexual
assault, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, or other criminal offense
that results in the physical injury or death of a family or household
member committed by another family or household member. If you are the
victim of domestic violence, you can apply for an injunction against domestic
violence. At the law office of Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., we are serious
about domestic violence and will act aggressively to protect you and your rights.
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What Types of Injunctions for Protection Are Available?
There are two types of injunctions against domestic violence in the state
of Florida: temporary injunctions and final injunctions.
Temporary Injunctions: Also referred to as an ex parte injunction, this court order is intended
to provide a petitioner or other family members with immediate protection
from an abuser. Upon filing a petition for protection against domestic
violence, a clerk will give your petition to a judge who will decide if
there is an immediate and present danger of domestic violence. It will
take effect as soon as the abuser is served with a copy of the order.
It will not last more than 15 days unless a judge grants a continuance.
Final Injunctions: At the full hearing, which will take place before the 15 days end on the
temporary injunction, a judge will decide whether a final injunction is
warranted. If granted, the final injunction will last longer than 15 days,
providing more protection than the temporary injunction. It is possible
for it to either have a set period or no expiration date at all. If there
is no expiration date, the abuser can request the court to modify or dissolve
it, which a judge may or may not grant, depending on the circumstances.
Effective Representation in Matters of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence affects the emotional and physical states of the individuals
involved. At the law office of Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., we represent both
the petitioning spouse and the respondent in legal proceedings in the
Marion County area and throughout Florida.
Contact our office today to get started.