Domestic Violence Lawyers in Orlando, Florida

Domestic violence is a serious issue that should be dealt with immediately. Victims of domestic violence or those who believe they are in danger of becoming a victim can file a petition for an injunction for protection, which is commonly referred to as a restraining order.

At Anderson & Ferrin, Attorneys at Law, P.A., in Orlando, we assist individuals who are victims of physical or emotional abuse in petitioning the court for a domestic violence injunction for protection. We also represent individuals who have been falsely accused of abuse and have been named as respondents in an injunction for protection.

Florida courts grant injunctions for protection against domestic violence, dating violence, repeat violence and sexual violence. Contact us if you have been named as a respondent or need to petition the court for an injunction.

If you have been named as a respondent in a domestic violence injunction for protection, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney before taking any other action. Two common mistakes that individuals make in these cases are violating an injunction in an attempt to "work things out" with the petitioner or believing that you can represent yourself in an injunction matter.

We Will Work To Clear Your Name

A court will issue a temporary domestic violence injunction against a respondent if "clear and convincing" evidence is present. A temporary injunction is generally granted without a hearing given to the respondent. Florida law states that a temporary injunction is in effect for a period not to exceed 15 days; a full hearing will be scheduled before the temporary domestic violence injunction expires. The court may grant a continuance for the injunction if it finds good cause to do so.

Although temporary and permanent injunctions for protection are civil matters rather than criminal ones, the consequences can be serious and far-reaching. Beyond the obvious impact that an injunction can have on your ability to spend time with your family, it can negatively affect the outcomes of disputes regarding custody, child support, spousal support and more.

Domestic violence injunctions also become a permanent part of your public record, which can impact your existing job status or future job searches. Injunctions also impact your right to own firearms.

Put An Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer In Your Corner

Domestic violence injunction hearings are formal court proceedings that require representation from an experienced injunction defense lawyer. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses, including the petitioner, and represent you at the hearing. We have a long track record of successfully defending individuals.

Call our Orlando domestic violence injunction lawyer at 407-965-2319 to schedule a consultation. After reviewing the facts of your case, we can provide a straightforward assessment and recommend the best steps to take.