Injunction Lawyer Orlando, Injunction Lawyer Lake County Florida
Florida Statute 741.31(4)(a)(1-8) makes it clear there are many ways (at least 8 that are statutorily announced) a party can be in violation of a domestic violence injunction in Florida. First, if the person against whom an injunction has been granted (generally the respondent) does not move out of the shared dwelling (the parties’ house, apartment, townhome, villa, condo, etc.) by the time the court has ordered that person charged with an injunction to move out, the injunction may be violated. The Jacobs Law Firm, Injunction Lawyer Orlando, Injunction Lawyer Lake County Florida, can help you litigate your case if you are either a petitioner or a respondent or a respondent/counter-petitioner. Remember, that injunction hearings can involve cross-injunctions, or competing injunctions between the parties.
Second, if the injunction is granted, the respondent cannot go within 500 feet of the petitioner’s residence, educational facility (school, college), workplace (restaurant, bar, office), and this also applies to family members that may be designated in the injunction. This statutory provision affords some additional assurance to the victim and their family that there the respondent will not violate a domestic injunction Orlando Florida or violate a domestic violence injunction Lake County Florida.
Violate a Domestic Violence Injunction Lake County Florida, Violate a Domestic Violence Injunction Orlando Florida
A party can also violate a domestic violence injunction Lake County Florida, or violate a domestic violence injunction Orlando Florida by engaging in additional domestic violence against the petitioner. This sort of situation can be quite dangerous for all parties involved and needs to be carefully monitored by the court and the prosecution to ensure compliance.
Another way a domestic violence injunction can be violated in Florida is if the respondent makes any unlawful threat of violence against the petitioner. Essentially, it is best to keep one’s distance and not interfere in any way once an injunction has been granted against a party. If you are concerned that you may Violate a Domestic Violence Injunction Lake County Florida, or Violate a Domestic Violence Injunction Orlando Florida contact Attorney Jonathan Jacobs, Injunction Lawyer Orlando for more information.
Violate an Injunction Orange County Florida
Another statutory provision regarding how a party can violate an injunction Orange County Florida is if the respondent contacts (communications by e-mail, phone, letter, fax, etc.) the victim. An exception provided by rule is if a third-party neutral is allowed to communicate between the parties as a sort of go-between. If it is not written in the Court Order however, it is likely unlawful.
The next way to violate an injunction Orange County Florida, or violation an injunction Lake County Florida is by coming within (knowingly and intentionally means NOT by accident or inadvertence) 100 feet of the petitioner’s car. This rule applies regardless of whether the car is occupied or unoccupied. Proving that the party did so knowingly may involve a significant showing of intent.
Violate an Injunction Lake County Florida
Yet another way to violate an injunction Lake County Florida is by “defacing or destroying” either the petitioner’s car (scratching, painting over it, puncturing tires, etc.), or by ruining the petitioner’s personal belongings. This is outlined in the Statute.
It cannot be stressed enough that if you refuse to surrender your firearms and/or ammunition, that could result in serious criminal charges (first degree misdemeanor or worse if multiple incidents have occurred) and is a violation.