The State of Florida offers four types of orders of protection against violence, which are legally known as injunctions and commonly referred to as restraining orders.
- Domestic violence
- Repeat violence
- Sexual violence
- Dating violence
Family court typically deals with orders of protection relating to domestic violence, where it has become clear that a family is experiencing violence at home at the hands of a parent or parental figure. In these cases, it is necessary to protect the family immediately from the violence.
An order of protection makes it illegal for the abuser to inflict violence on the family, and can also make it illegal for the abuser to come within a certain distance of any of the family members or to contact the family via phone, email, letter or through a third party. If the order is violated, the abuser faces serious consequences, including jail time.
If you and your family are experiencing domestic violence in your home, it is important that you contact the police or an experienced family law attorney to draft an immediate order of protection. The attorneys at Segarra & Associates, P.A. understand how sensitive and emotionally charged domestic violence issues can be, and are committed to representing you with the utmost care and compassion.
Contact us for a free consultation regarding an order of protection. We are committed to giving your case our full attention and are available now to speak with you. Call us today. (305) 742-5042.