Orlando Domestic Violence Lawyer
Handling Spousal Abuse Accusations: (407) 603-3460
If someone calls 9-1-1 with a complaint of domestic violence, it is not
uncommon for someone to spend the night in jail. Even if the party who
called in the complaint retracts it, there is still a chance that law
enforcement may make an arrest or ask one party to spend the night elsewhere
until tempers cool.
No matter what happens, it is a good idea to consult an attorney if:
- You fear for your safety
- You fear for your children's safety
- You have been unjustly accused
- You fear that your parental rights may be in jeopardy
Domestic violence has a civil component and may have a criminal component
as well if the district attorney charges assault based on the police report.
Our lead attorney,
Greg Colvin, is an Orlando family law attorney with
over 25 years of experience. We can help you with your domestic violence legal issue and work to protect
you from further harm.
If you need to file an injunction,
call us at (407) 603-3460 immediately.
Injunction for Protection in Florida
An attorney can file an injunction for protection to keep your spouse from
contacting you in person or via phone, Internet or other means.
If there is an injunction filed, there are three potential outcomes:
- The court grants the petition and a hearing is scheduled.
- The court schedules a hearing but does not yet rule on granting the injunction.
- The request for an injunction is not granted and a hearing is not scheduled.
Defense for Domestic Violence Accusations
After the hearing, if the injunction for protection is granted, the primary
concern for many spouses or parents is, "Can I see my children?"
As your attorney, I would work to make certain that you still have
visitation or parenting time with your children. Depending on the judge and the facts of the case,
that time may be either supervised or unsupervised. The judge will also
typically make a
child support ruling at the same time.
Get 25+ years' trial-tested advocacy on your side.
If you violate the injunction for protection, the legal matter becomes
a criminal one instead of a civil one. Different rules apply and there
is a risk of jail time. Violation of a domestic violence injunction for
protection is a serious matter.
Available 24/7 to Protect You
We have helped both women and men navigate these emotional issues. Our
priority is to make sure that your interests are not jeopardized and that
your parental rights are protected. Speak with our team to learn more
about what you should do next.