Domestic Injunction: A domestic injunction is a protective order filed by one individual against another for the purpose of legally establishing conditions and limitations of contact against the party the domestic injunction is administered to, with regards to the individual (or individuals) the domestic injunction is intended to protect. In order for a domestic injunction to be valid a judge has to grant the injunction. Additionally, the domestic injunction must be properly administered directly to that person by law enforcement, if the receiving party is not present in court at the time the domestic injunction has been granted. The reason for this is that a person cannot be considered in violation of a domestic injunction they have not been lawfully made aware of. Domestic injunctions are often referred to as a protective order, restraining order, or an order of protection.
The Purpose of a Domestic Injunction is to:
Because domestic injunctions are often associated with domestic violence or the safety of another, the courts take violations of an injunction very seriously. Law enforcement will typically act swiftly when investigating an accusation of an injunction violation, as the safety of our citizens are the primary objective of law enforcement officers.
Over the years, we have seen many situations where individuals are not only wrongfully accused of violating the terms of a domestic injunction, but the accusations by the petitioner were false claims as well.
It is certainly not uncommon for an individual to be wrongfully accused and/or arrested for a domestic injunction violation. Our law firm has seen all to often that innocent people are accused and/or arrested because of spite, a grudge, or to gain favor regarding ongoing child related legal issues. We will aggressively fight to have the domestic injunction violation dismissed, and when necessary, fight for your rights, freedoms, and innocence using every legal resource available under the law.
If you have been accused of violating the terms of a domestic injunction protective court order, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law, experienced at trial, and able to negotiate for you from a position of strength. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.
We stand ready to aggressively represent you, and answer all of your questions. An aggressive defense of your case in the early stages could lead to the charges against you being dismissed or reduced.
Ricardo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense Attorney who serves the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County and Central Florida areas.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez handles local, state and federal criminal cases.
Mr. Alvarez is a former prosecutor for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, whichh covers Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez was also former producer, news director, and vice president of news & Sports for Telemundo in New York, NY, and was also a producer and executive producer for Univision in New York, NY and San Fransisco, CA.
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