Areas Of Expertise

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Florida Statute Section 741.28 defines domestic violence as 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. The individual seeking the injunction is the "Petitioner" and the person alleged to be the aggressor or abuser is the "Respondent." The Petition may be granted a temporary or permanent injunction against the Respondent should the Petitioner establish that he or she is the victim of domestic violence as defined in Florida Statute Section 741.28 or has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence.