As Jacksonville Florida Domestic Violence Attorney, I have seen cases where restraining orders (injunctions for protection against violence) are needed and cases when the are abused. Not every person that files for an restraining order needs one. Sometimes, people petition for an injunction against for protection against violence as a tool. For example, I represented a man (John) for a violation of a domestic violence injunction in Jacksonville, Florida. The alleged victim (Jody) was his girlfriend. They had a “love-hate” relationship. Before I met John, Jody had a restraining order issued against him in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County). After the injunction was issued, they worked things out and moved in together. On day, the couple had an argument, and she called the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. John was arrested for Violation of an Injunction for Protection Against Violence. He taken to the Duval County Jail in Jacksonville Florida. The prosecutor filed charges against him and pursued the case.
Eventually, I was able to get the charges dropped. However, technically, he was guilty of Violation of an Injunction for Protection Against Violence in Jacksonville, Florida. Due to the injunction, John was not to have any contact with Jody. It doesn’t matter if Jody initiates the contact or wants to have contact with John.