As a Jacksonville Restraining Order Lawyer, I assist clients initiate injunctions for protection against domestic violence (commonly known as Restraining Orders). I also defend against these injunctions when they have been filed against clients.
In my opinion, injunctions in Florida are the most misused and misfiled document in Family Law. Florida Statute section 741.28 defines what acts are considered as domestic violence in Florida. Specifically, Florida Statute 741.28 states, “Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”
Many times, I see a Petition for Protection Against Domestic Violence that does not contain any allegation of domestic violence as required by the aforementioned Statute. As such, I am able to successfully defend against the allegation(s) in court. If you are the subject of an injunction petition, looking to file a petition for injunction, or are facing an impending family law matter in general, contact a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney to represent you.
Call Law Office of David M. Goldman (904) 685-1200 to schedule a free consultation today!