Injunctions and Restraining Orders

Our goal in any family violence matter is to protect your safety and your rights. Our attorneys are former prosecutors with experience in the domestic violence unit of the state attorney's office. We understand the issues involved and how to deal with them.

At our firm, we help clients obtain or defend against domestic violence injunctions, also known as restraining orders. The purpose of these injunctions is to protect victims or potential victims against domestic violence. There are several types of domestic violence injunctions, each of which is designed to stop contact between two parties:

  • Domestic violence
  • Repeat violence
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual violence

Contact our Florida attorneys today to discuss obtaining a domestic violence injunction. Call us at 813-302-1265.

Representing Petitioner Or Respondent

We help people file petitions for injunctions. We also represent respondents at the hearings that follow the granting of a temporary injunction. We gather the documents and evidence to present to the court. We identify witnesses who can support our client's position.

Consequences of Having an Injunction Against You

Appearing at a domestic violence hearing is very stressful because the possible consequences are harsh. You may lose your ability to see your children. You may be removed from your home. If convicted of the criminal charge, you will be unable to own a firearm. You may spend a night in jail until you can obtain a bond hearing. If you are in the midst of divorce proceedings, having a domestic violence restraining order against you may influence the outcome in child custody disputes. Your employment may be threatened. If you do not appear at the hearing, your chances of avoiding a permanent injunction decline significantly.

Benefits of Obtaining an Injunction

If you are successful in having the temporary injunction against your abuser made permanent, that person will not be able to:

  • Contact you
  • Visit your place of work
  • Call you
  • Visit the children
  • Live in your home

If the person violates the conditions of the injunctions, he or she is guilty of a criminal offense and can be arrested and charged.

Let our attorneys use our knowledge and expertise to protect you and your rights. Contact the Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group. Call us at 813-302-1265.