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Injuctions – What is a Preliminary Hearing for Injunction?


Tampa injunction attorneys are often asked about what their clients can expect at a preliminary hearing injunction.  Florida Statute Section 741.30 is the Florida Statute relating to the specifics of domestic violence injunction.  Both the Petitioner (person that filed the injunction) and the Respondent (person the injunction is filed against) will present evidence at the hearing. This evidence can include witnesses and tangible evidence. Generally, judges also allow the parties to present some argument concerning why the injunction should be granted or denied. This argument can include citations to Florida law regarding prior decisions made by other Florida courts at a preliminary hearing for injunction.  The Court will decide if an injunction should be granted and for how long. These hearings are generally relatively short, but are incredibly significant since they have long term implications on both parties.

It is critical though to highlight that a preliminary hearing for injunction and the granting of an injunction can have several long lasting implications, including the loss of the privilege to lawfully possess a firearm, one being kicked out of the military, etc.  Further, the injunction puts the individual at a significant disadvantage during the divorce relating to factors involving minor children.

It is important to have an injunction attorney of Hackworth Law because we have experience with preliminary hearing for injunctions, injunctions, cross examination, and rules of evidence. Judges generally attempt to only consider matters permissible under the Florida Evidence Code during these evidentiary hearings. Having an attorney with an understanding of admissible evidence will provide you a significant benefit and advantage during same. Schedule a free consultation now with the experienced Tampa injunction attorneys of Hackworth Law.  If you would like to contact one of our attorneys to assist in preparing for a preliminary hearing for injunction immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website.  We appreciate your time in checking out our blog and look forward to working with you.

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