Oftentimes, a domestic violence injunction hearing comes on the heels of or concurrent to a criminal arrest. At the Law Offices of Andrew Shein, P.A., we are equipped to handle both the civil injunction hearing and the criminal case. These cases often times need to be handled together since the facts are intertwined and each case can seriously affect the outcome and timeline of the other case.
There are serious consequences if a Permanent Domestic Violence Injunction is granted against you. You are barred from having any contact whatsoever with the Petitioner whether in person or via a third party. This injunction is enforceable in all 50 states. You may be banned from owning any type of firearm or weapon. And, a Permanent Domestic Violence Injunction will have a negative affect on any pending family law issues (child custody, child support, visitation).
If you violate a permanent domestic violence injunction, you can be arrested, jailed, held with no-bond, and charged with a misdemeanor crime of Violation of a Violence Injunction. This charge carries a maximum of up to 364 days in the county jail. In addition to the criminal charges and consequences, if you violate the Final Injunction, you can be held in contempt of court and face additional sanctions, including but not limited to, jail time.
With these serious potential consequences, it is critical for any person who is accused of committing an act of domestic violence and is named as a Respondent in a petition for protection against domestic violence to challenge the injunction in Court in an effort to avoid these potential consequences.
If you have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence and have been served with a Temporary Domestic Violence Injunction, we can represent you in Court and defend you against this serious action. Our experience in handling these cases will help make sure the law is followed and your voice is heard regarding the allegations brought against you. Often times we subpoena and call witnesses on our clientâ€™s behalf to testify in opposition to the allegations of the petitioner. Just because a temporary injunction has been granted DOES NOT mean the final injunction should or will be granted. Only after the Judge hears and sees ALL the evidence (not just the petitionerâ€™s side) and understands the full context of the case can the Judge make a sound and fair decision.
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