Jacksonville Domestic Violence Injunction Attorney
Protect Yourself with The Law Offices of Kate Mesic
If you have been the victim of violence by a family or household member, or you fear you are in immediate or impending danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, you may file an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Domestic violence, as defined by Section 741.28 of the Florida Statutes, involves the following:
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Battery or aggravated battery
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
- Any other criminal offense resulting in injury or death of one family or household member by another household member
The statute further provides that family or household members include those to whom you are related by blood, parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, spouses, or the parent of your child(ren), grandparents, aunts or uncles, and adopted children. If the victim of domestic violence is a minor, the victim’s parent may file on behalf of the victim.
An injunction may provide protection to the petitioner (i.e. the person who requested the injunction) by preventing the respondent from having contact with the petitioner, thus preventing any further acts of domestic violence. It could also require the respondent to complete counseling, such as a batterer’s intervention course; award the petitioner with exclusive use of the home temporarily; or require the respondent to relinquish possession of his or her firearms and other weapons.
Due to the significant impact an injunction can have on your life, it is important to be represented by a Jacksonville attorney who will fight for the protection of your interests. Call The Law Offices of Kate Mesic at (904) 615-8950 to schedule your consultation.