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Have You or Someone You Know Been Served With an Injunction?

If you or someone you know has been served with an injunction or risk protection order in Florida, understanding your legal rights and options is crucial. We recognize the sensitivity and urgency these cases demand, especially when they involve allegations of domestic violence or stalking. Our approach is strategic and efficient, focusing on your needs and the complexities of your case.

At Washo & Spivey, we bring over 45 years of combined legal expertise to assist clients with various types of injunctions, including those for protection against domestic violence, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, and stalking or cyberstalking. Whether you need representation in a court hearing or guidance in dealing with law enforcement, our attorneys are here to offer experienced legal advice and ensure your rights are protected.

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Injunctions are court orders of protection against violence. The petitioner is the person who files, or “petitions,” for the injunction, while the respondent is the person for whom the injunction is requested. Dealing with an injunction can be overwhelming, and the right legal team will protect your rights. Once an injunction is issued, you can no longer carry a firearm and you are at risk of government intrusion into your every day life.

Our team is well-versed in the nuances of Florida’s injunction laws and the various types of injunctive relief available. Our injunction attorneys in Lake and Sumter County work diligently to protect your rights whether it’s challenging the basis of the injunction or mitigating its impact. We provide comprehensive legal support to ensure your rights are upheld throughout the process.

Common Types of Injunctions in Florida

In Florida, common types of injunctions include orders for protection against domestic violence, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, and stalking or cyberstalking. These legal orders are designed to safeguard individuals from imminent harm and vary based on the relationship between the parties and the nature of the alleged threats or violence.

Domestic Violence Injunctions

To obtain a domestic violence injunction, the petitioner must allege an assault, battery, false imprisonment, or a violent act between members of the household. A petitioner who has been the victim of an act of violence by a family or household member or who believes they are in immediate danger of becoming the victim of domestic violence may obtain a temporary injunction from a Florida judge.

Sexual Violence Injunctions

A petitioner must allege some form of sexual violence to obtain a sexual violence injunction order. Sexual violence is a broad category and can be sought on behalf of a minor child, which will result in sex offender designation. Typically, sexual violence injunctions are reported to the police; thus, it is vital that you have an experienced attorney representing you at the injunction hearing.

Dating Violence Injunctions

Dating violence injunctions are similar to domestic violence injunctions. However, these injunctions are issued when abuse occurs by someone who is not a member of your household and with whom you have engaged in an ongoing romantic relationship within the last six months.

Repeat Violence Injunctions

Repeat violence injunctions are granted when you have suffered at least two acts of violence, one within the last six months, at the hands of an individual who is not a member of your household. This type of injunction is designed to protect victims from ongoing, non-domestic threats or acts of violence.

Stalking Injunctions

According to Florida Statute 784.048, stalking occurs when a person “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person and makes a credible threat to that person.” Under the same statute, “harass” means “to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose.”

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Confronting injunctions, particularly when they involve sensitive matters such as domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking, demands the expertise of skilled legal representation. If you need legal representation for any of the listed injunctions, our team at Washo & Spivey is not just ready but also deeply committed to vigorously defending your rights. We understand that each injunction case carries its unique challenges and implications, and we approach every case with the dedication and thoroughness it deserves.

Don’t hesitate to reach out when you need professional legal guidance. Our office is conveniently located next to the Lake and Sumter County Courthouses, allowing us to offer efficient and immediate support. Call now to schedule a consultation with a The Villages injunction attorney, Bushnell injunction attorney, or Tavares injunction attorney.

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