Injunctions (Restraining Orders)

St. Augustine Attorney Handling Injunctions

Injunctions, also known as restraining orders, are court orders that prohibit and restrict a person’s ability to have contact with another person. Injunctions frequently include additional provisions, including preventing the other party from owning a firearm, and in many domestic cases the injunction will include provisions regarding the children.  The court can also require the respondent to participate in treatment, intervention and counseling services.

To file a domestic violence injunction there must be a sufficient incident of violence. Domestic Violence is defined as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury of one family or household member by another.

Attorney Brad McBride is an experienced trial attorney who understands the legal and emotional issues involved in obtaining an injunction. After a petition is filed for a domestic violence injunction a hearing is held. At this hearing both sides will have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony to the court as to why the injunction should be issued or denied.  It is vital that you have an experienced domestic violence injunction attorney by your side, one who knows the rules of evidence and how to present your side of the case.

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