Domestic violence is a very serious matter. If you’ve fallen victim to any form of assault, don’t keep quiet. We are here to help. Your voice is your strongest weapon and you can use it to bring justice against the person who has hurt you.
We realize that the emotions connected with this act of violence can make it difficult for a victim to seek help and justice. However, our legal professionals urge you to pick up the phone and contact us immediately if you are suffering from violence. We truly care for our clientele and it is our goal to help you in any way we can.
Domestic violence cases can be a challenging matter. In order for a suit to be filed in Florida, an act or threat must be committed against a person with whom the abuser has a familial relationship. In family courts, a victim of domestic violence can petition the court for a document prohibiting the abuser from going near the victim.
Domestic violence includes acts of:
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
- Or any other criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death
A restraining order is a legal document that prohibits one party from going near another party by a specific distance. Victims of domestic violence, or those who fear they can be victims of domestic violence, have the right to petition the court for a restraining order against a defendant.
In family court, the judge must be fully convinced that a person has fallen victim to domestic violence, or is in imminent danger of becoming a victim before they can grant a restraining order. However, temporary restraining orders, which last 15 days, are easier to obtain than a court issued restraining order.