Domestic Violence is a serious issue, and both criminal and civil causes of action can arise out of the facts of a domestic violence issue. The civil cause of action is found under Florida Statute 741.30. A domestic violence injunction, also sometimes referred to as a restraining order, forbids one person from being near another person. The lawyers at the Divorce Firm Tampa are well versed in defending those accused of domestic violence, and have also successfully argued for and won this type of relief on behalf of our clients. So whether you are seeking a domestic violence injunction/restraining order or need a solid defense we are highly qualified to represent your interests.
Florida Statue 741.28 defines domestic violence as; “Any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” There is no cost imposed by the clerk to file for a domestic violence injunction/ restraining order.
There are a number of different types of restraining orders that can be issued by the court.
- Repeat violence injunction/restraining order
- Dating violence injunction/restraining order
- Sexual violence injunction/restraining order
- Stalking violence injunction/restraining order
A stalking injunction can be issued if someone willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses or cyberstalks another person. Stalking cases can be especially tricky to prove and defend without the assistance of trained lawyer.
Please call Tampa Dirvorce Firm if you have questions. We can help with issues relating to the issuance of defense of a domestic violence injunction/restraining order.