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We represent people throughout the Orlando and Central Florida area in dating violence injunctions. If you have a dating violence injunction case, call us today to speak with an experienced Orlando dating violence injunction attorney. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and rights.
Dating Violence Injunctions:
Any person who is the victim of dating violence and has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of another act of dating violence or the parent or legal guardian of any minor child who is living at home and who is the victim of dating violence may file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against dating violence.
Criminal Penalties for Violating an Injunction:
A person who willfully violates an injunction for protection against dating violence issued pursuant to Florida Statute 784.046 commits a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail. In certain cases involving repeated harassment or stalking after the issuance of a dating violence injunction, the person may be found guilty of aggravated stalking which is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in state prison.
Issuance of a Temporary Dating Violence Injunction:
When a party files for a dating violence injunction, the Court determines whether or not a temporary injunction is appropriate based solely on the allegations contained in the Petition and whether the Court feels there is an immediate danger based on these allegations. In some cases, these allegations are false which is why a hearing is set within 15 days to allow both parties to appear and be heard as to whether the issuance of a dating violence injunction is warranted in the case.
At the hearing on the Injunction, both sides will have the opportunity to present testimony and evidence to the Court as to why they believe the dating violence injunction should be issued or denied. It is important to strongly consider retaining an attorney for representation at the injunction hearing, as an attorney will know the rules of evidence and how to properly prepare and present your side of the case in a persuasive and effective manner.
Definition of Dating Violence:
Dating violence is defined as violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors:
1. A dating relationship must have existed within the past 6 months;
2. The nature of the relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties; and
3. The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.
Definition of Violence:
Violence is defined as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.
Other Types of Injunctions:
There are several other form of injunctions, including domestic violence, repeat violence and sexual violence injunctions. To find out more about some of the other types of injunctions visit the following pages of our website:
For more information about injunctions speak with an Orlando dating violence injunction attorney today.
Criminal Charges and Testimony:
Injunctions usually involve allegations of violence which may be prosecuted as criminal acts. In some cases it may be in a parties best interest not to provide testimony which could later be used against them in a criminal case. If you have a pending criminal case regarding any of the allegations in the dating violence injunction, speak with an Orlando dating violence injunction attorney before testifying at the injunction hearing.
Florida Injunction Statutes:
Speak with an Orlando dating violence injunction attorney today or review the following Florida Statutes for some more information on dating violence injunctions in Florida:
Florida Statute 741.313 – Unlawful action against employees seeking protection.
Florida Statute 741.315 – Recognition of foreign protection orders.
Florida Statute 784.046 – Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting; pretrial release violations.
Florida Statute 784.047 – Penalties for violating protective injunction against violators.
Experienced Orlando Dating Violence Injunction Attorney:
Attorney Joel Wilson has over 15 years of experience and has handled thousands of cases during his legal career. He understands both the legal and emotional issues involved in dating violence injunctions and family law cases and is an experienced trial attorney. At your injunction hearing you will want an experienced trial attorney to present your side of the case in a persuasive and effective manner. In many cases, people who fail to seek legal representation later discover that they have made critical mistakes, due to a misunderstanding of the law and how it relates to their unique situation, which have devastating consequences. At the Wilson Law Firm, we work to protect your interests and to assist you in resolving your situation in an effective and efficient manner.
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