Representing Men and Women in Florida Domestic Violence Cases
At Sosa Law Office, P.A. , in Brandon, Florida, our attorneys represent men and women who are victims of spousal abuse, as well as people who are falsely accused.
Domestic violence is a serious charge and needs to be treated as such. Whether you are the victim or the accused, you need competent legal representation to protect your rights.
If You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence
No one should be forced to put up with an abusive spouse. In Florida, domestic violence is any type of unwanted physical contact between two people who are married, living in the same household or in a relationship.
If your spouse or significant other shoves you, hits you or threatens you, you can obtain a temporary domestic violence injunction (a type of restraining order or protection order) against the abuser. If the temporary injunction is granted, there will be a hearing within approximately two weeks to determine whether the order should be extended.
The injunction usually prohibits the subject from contacting you or coming within 500 feet of your home or place of employment. Violation of a domestic violence order is criminal offense, punishable by jail time.
If You Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
Accusations of domestic violence are common in divorce. It's not unusual for a vengeful spouse to accuse the other side of domestic assault to force the other side out of the marital residence or gain the upper hand in a child custody dispute.
There are times when the charges are legitimate and times when they are not. In either case, you cannot afford to ignore the charges, as they can follow you around for the rest of your life, affecting your employment, your right to own firearms and your reputation and ability to obtain gainful employment.
Contact Our Brandon Restraining Order Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
For more information about domestic violence or to schedule a free consultation with a Brandon domestic violence injunction attorney, call 813-413-4452. Our Brandon law office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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