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A person’s safety is paramount. Therefore, it is imperative victims are properly advised on how to proceed with filing and obtaining a protective injunction. While the DVI (domestic violence injunction) Court can be “user friendly,” the Florida Evidence Code still applies. As a result, it can be difficult, if not impossible, for a victim to effectively represent him or herself in a DVI matter. The Law Office of Philip A. McLeod, P.A., has been helping clients for more than 40 years.
A victim’s hurdles to successfully obtain a domestic violence injunction are heightened by the emotions fueling the situations. Often times victims focus on the facts most important to that person, which are not always the most important to the court. If you have been the victim of violence or are in fear of becoming the victim of violence, call for a no-obligation consultation and we may be able to better can help your legal battle to ensure your safety.
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There are numerous petitions for injunctions filed in our area but not all claims are supported by the facts. It is not uncommon for a litigant to have ulterior motives in filing for an injunction. In such cases, it is wise to obtain an attorney to defend against these claims. If an injunction is granted against someone, he or she will bear that burden for years to come. They could find themselves trying to explain the situation to employers, schools, landlords, etc.
Whether you hire an attorney or not, attend your hearing and explain your side of the story to the judge. If a petition for an injunction has been filed against you and you feel it is inappropriate, contact an attorney experienced in the area at 727-823-2527.