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In addition to handling domestic violence charges in Florida, our attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm also defend against protective injunctions. These are commonly called restraining orders or protective orders. Types of protective injunctions include:

  • Domestic violence injunctions
  • Dating violence injunctions
  • Repeat violence injunctions

Our defense lawyers represent men and women for civil domestic violence and other restraining order cases in the central Florida area.

How to Defend Yourself Against a Restraining Order or Protective Order

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.

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.

Violations of Domestic Violence Injunctions

The terms of domestic violence injunctions can cause major interference to a person's life. Nonetheless, those terms must be followed, even if the injunction was filed by one spouse against the other and its terms require staying out of the family home. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to violate those terms, even unintentionally. If you have been accused of violating a domestic violence injunction, you are facing a criminal charge that can have serious repercussions if you are convicted.

As a prosecutor, Bill Umansky was the head of the Domestic Violence Unit. In this capacity, he was responsible for investigating, charging and prosecuting a wide range of domestic violence and related cases. He also trained police officers and victim advocates. At our law firm, we truly understand all aspects of domestic violence charges, and we use our knowledge to protect your rights.

  • Not the same as being accused of domestic violence: If you have been accused of violating a domestic violence injunction, or any other protective injunction, such as a dating violence injunction or a repeat violence injunction, it is important to understand that this is not necessarily the same as being accused of domestic violence. The accusation in these cases is that you violated the terms of the injunction, which could be something as simple as coming within a certain proximity of the person who filed the injunction. It does not necessarily mean that you committed any abuse. However, these matters are all closely intertwined. Our Orlando criminal defense lawyers can sort through them and defend you against them, whether you are charged with a violation of a protection order or you have been charged with domestic violence.

Contact an Orlando Domestic Violence Injunction Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free case review about domestic violence injunctions, contact us online or call 407-228-3838.

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