How to Obtain a Restraining Order (injunction) and Who Can Get One
Who can get an injunction? Anyone that is a victim of domestic violence or has a reasonable cause to believe he or she is in danger of domestic violence. Under Florida law domestic violence is considered any form of assault, aggravated assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and any physical harm or death that was caused by another house hold member. An injunction can be applied for through your county’s clerk of the court. The Hillsborough County Clerk of Court has a specific webpage devoted to domestic violence injunctions and how to obtain a restraining order.
Our Tampa domestic violence injunction attorneys will assist you in preparing and filing the domestic violence injunction. Our attorneys will assist in explaining how to obtain a restraining order against your former spouse or significant other. Once the paperwork is filed with the court, the assigned judge will quickly determine whether a temporary injunction or restraining order is warranted. Then a “return hearing” will be granted. During this hearing, you will have an opportunity to testify with the assistance of your Tampa domestic violence injunction attorney to explain why you filed the petition. The Respondent will also have to right to testify to explain, why they believe the injunction should not be granted.
Ultimately, if you have questions about how to obtain a restraining order or injunction, contact our office for a free case consultation. We have handled thousands of domestic related cases and will work with you to determine an aggressive strategy to protect you and your rights. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa domestic violence injunction attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website. To discuss getting injunctive relief, contact the experienced attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free consultation.