Domestic Violence Charges and Protective Injunctions
Attorneys Defending Against Domestic Violence Injunctions in Orlando, Florida
In addition to defending against the criminal charge of domestic violence, the criminal defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm also defend against protective injunctions. These are commonly referred to as restraining orders or protective orders. Types of protective injunctions include:
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Dating violence injunctions
- Repeat violence injunctions
Our criminal defense lawyers represent men and women in civil domestic violence and other protective injunction cases. Our clients come from Orlando and throughout Central Florida. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Domestic Violence: Civil or Criminal?
If the police are called and you are arrested and charged with domestic violence, it is a criminal matter. In many of these cases, a protective injunction may be issued as well.
On the other hand, if a spouse or significant other simply goes to court and files a domestic violence injunction against you in order to prevent alleged abuse, it is a civil matter. A protective injunction is not a criminal matter, unless there is a violation of the domestic violence injunction. Such a violation is considered a crime.
Why You Must Defend Yourself Against a Domestic Violence Injunction
Even if you do not face a criminal charge, it is important to defend yourself against a domestic violence injunction for many reasons. First of all, the injunction may impose restrictions on where you can go and what you can do. You may not be able to return home if your spouse filed the injunction against you. If you go home anyway, or violate the injunction in any other way, you may end up facing criminal charges. We believe it is best to avoid this possibility by doing everything we can to prevent the domestic violence injunction from being entered.
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To schedule a free initial consultation about Florida domestic violence charges and injunctions, contact us via e-mail or call (407) 228-3838.