Gainesville Injunctions Lawyer
Protecting You and Your Legal Rights
Whether you have had an injunction for protection filed against you or you are seeking to file an injunction for protection against someone else, the process can be a challenging and scary one. The Law Offices of Jorge Luis Colón, P.A., will guide you through this difficult process. At our Florida law firm, we can help you prosecute or defend against the following injunctions:
- Domestic violence injunction: These are injunctions by spouses, ex-spouses, relatives, anyone else who has lived together in the same dwelling as a family unit or any persons who are parents of a child in common, regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family household member must be currently residing or have resided in the same single-dwelling unit in the past.
- Repeat violence injunction: This injunction can be filed by anyone so long as the person filing is the victim of repeat violence or is the parent or guardian of a minor child living at home who is the victim of repeat violence.
- Dating violence: According to Florida Statute §784.046, this means violence “between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.” The law looks at three factors in determining whether a “dating relationship” exists:
- A dating relationship existed within the past six months
- The relationship is characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties and
- The frequency and type of interaction between the parties must have included involvement over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship
- Sexual violence: This can be filed by the victim of sexual violence or by the parent or legal guardian of a minor child living at home who is the victim of sexual violence.
Note: Florida Statute §784.046 prohibits the assessment of filing fees for injunctions for protection against repeat violence, dating violence and sexual violence.
Contact an Ocala Protective Orders Attorney
If you need to file or have filed an injunction, or if an injunction has been filed against you, it is in your best interests to consult a Gainesville injunctions attorney. To arrange an initial consultation with our lawyer, call our Ocala and Gainesville offices at 352-484-1845 or toll free at 888-459-5051, or send us an e-mail. We can help you defend your safety and your legal rights.