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If you are a victim of domestic violence, you might be able to pursue legal remedies to stop the abuser from hurting or attempting to hurt you or your children. Unfortunately, getting an injunction can be a complicated process requiring in-depth knowledge of the law.
Understanding that this can be an emotional and stressful time, our lawyer at The Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A. is here to provide the legal support you need to successfully petition for a restraining order. We have been practicing law for over 20 years and have helped numerous people facing complex legal issues. By attending to every detail of your case and using the insight we have gained throughout our experience, we can develop an effective legal strategy to focus on working toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Discuss your situation with our attorney by calling us at (305) 222-7442 today.
The law is concerned with ensuring the public’s safety. As such, domestic violence matters are taken seriously, and if you are a victim of abuse or threatened abuse, protections are in place to prevent further harm from occurring.
Florida Statute 741.28 defines domestic violence as a criminal offense that could result in physical injury or death of a person’s household or family member.
Under the law, the following are considered acts of domestic abuse:
For specific violent behavior to be domestic abuse, it must be committed by a person with whom you have an intimate or familial relationship.
Florida defines family or household relationships as follows:
Domestic abuse can have severe impacts on relationships and psychological well-being. If you are a victim, contact law enforcement to report the incidents. Then, seek legal help to get an injunction for a court to order the person to stop contacting you.
An injunction, also called a restraining order, is a legal document that tells your abuser that they can no longer contact you. To get one, you must file a petition with the court, describing your situation and why an injunction is necessary. The judge will review your file to determine whether or not to issue the order, which is why it is crucial to be as detailed as possible, providing evidence that supports your claim. Our Miami lawyer can provide legal guidance as you begin the process of protecting yourself from current or threatened harm.
After you file your petition, the court may do one of two things:
At The Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., we can assist you in preparing for your hearing. When you hire our team, we can help contact witnesses, gather documents such as medical records, and develop a strategy that effectively tells your story.
If the judge rules in your favor and orders an injunction, various restrictions can be placed on your abuser, including:
Our attorney can provide the compassionate and supportive advocacy you need to stop domestic violence. We are here to answer your questions and go over all your legal options during this process.
For a confidential consultation, call (305) 222-7442 or contact us online.