Are you a victim of repeat violence? Have you been the victim of violence from your domestic partner? Are you in fear of your or your children’s well being and safety? Are nonlegal methods of diffusing the situation just not working? If you answered “YES” to any of the previous questions you may be eligible for a Jacksonville Restraining Order. Additionally, as a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney, I can assist you in getting the protection you need and get the violence stopped before you or your children are seriously injured.
Jacksonville Restraining Orders are available anyone that is a victim of violence. Many Jacksonville residents believe that they must be the victim of some type of “physical violence” before they can petition the court for an injunction, but this is not true. Violence includes the crimes of assault and stalking which do not require physical contact whatsoever. Under Florida Statute Section 784.11, an assault occurs when a person intentionally and unlawfully threatens to do violence to the person of another coupled with the apparent ability carry the violence out. The victim of the assault must be in fear that the violence is imminent and will readily take place. Stalking can also result in a Jacksonville restraining order. Under Florida Statute Section 784.048, stalking occurs when a person “willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks” and other person. The harassment must cause substantial emotional distress and fail to serve a legitimate purpose.
If you believe that you need a Jacksonville Restraining Order, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Attorney that will Petition the Court for an Injunction for Protection.