Just about anyone can obtain a temporary injunction in Jacksonville, Florida for just about anything. However, there are specific criteria that must be met before a court can enter a permanent injunction against domestic violence in Florida. Section 741.30 of the Florida Statutes lays out exactly what must be argued to have a temporary injunction entered as a permanent injunction for domestic violence in Jacksonville, Florida. The statute says that the petitioner must have been a victim of domestic violence OR has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence.
There are specific consequences of a temporary injunction being made permanent. If the petition is granted the respondent could be required to complete a 26 week Batterers’ Intervention Program (and pay for it) if (a) the respondent has willfully violated the temporary injunction or (2) has ever been found guilty of a crime involving violence (batteries) or a threat of violence (assaults).
Please contact our office at 904-685-1200 if you need assistance in getting an injunction against domestic violence in Florida entered or if you need assistance in defending against allegations made against you in an injunction for domestic violence petition.