About Restraining Orders and Injunctions
Tampa Domestic Violence Lawyer
One of the serious repercussions of being accused of a domestic violence offense is having a restraining order filed against you. Known in full as a "petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence or repeat violence," a person who feels threatened can seek such an order from a judge. These orders can put serious limitations upon your rights, and if you are seeking to contest such allegations and for a removal of a restraining order, you will need the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced Tampa domestic violence lawyer.
In Florida, any person who claims to be a victim of violence can apply for a restraining order. It can also be filed by anyone over the age of 18 in order to protect their children. These orders can have serious consequences for those they are filed against, including:
- Restraining orders are a matter of public record and will show up on a prospective employer's background check
- These allegations can never be sealed or expunged from your record even if the court denies the issuance of an injunction
- You will lose rights while a restraining order is in effect, such as the right to possess a firearm
- You can be ordered to pay spousal and child support and be limited in your contact with your own children
- You can be forced to undergo a psychological exam and to attend a Batterers' Intervention Program
Domestic Violence Attorney in Tampa
The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger is uniquely prepared to offer a strong and full defense against domestic violence allegations and requests for restraining orders. Attorney Hessinger has practiced criminal law in the area for over 20 years, gaining invaluable firsthand experience with the practices of both prosecutors and judges. Our team is committed to keeping you fully apprised of the progress in your case and to making all possible efforts towards a positive outcome.
Contact a Tampa domestic violence attorney
immediately if you need assistance in defending against the implications of a restraining order or injunction.