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Dunnellon Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a tricky and sensitive family law issue where a lot of victims are ashamed or afraid to file complaints. In 2020, there were more than 100,000 reported cases of domestic violence in Florida, and unfortunately, this is still not the actual and exact number. There are still many victims who choose to stay silent to protect their family’s reputation or to not aggravate their abuser even more.

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We’ll file all the necessary legal motions on your behalf and proactively represent you before the court. Rest assured that with our experience and knowledge of how the legal system works, we can impose the appropriate punishment on your abuser and keep them from inflicting any form of physical, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse against you.

Call Trinity Family Law today at (352) 292-1703 for your Free Consultation with a Dunnellon Domestic Violence lawyer!

Defining Domestic Violence

As stated in Florida family law, domestic violence is defined as any criminal offense—such as assault, battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, sexual battery, sexual assault, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment—committed by a family or a household member against another family or household member that results in the victim’s physical injury or death.

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“Family or household member” refers to:

  • Spouses
  • Former spouses
  • Persons related by blood
  • Persons related by marriage
  • People currently residing together as a family
  • People formerly residing together as a family
  • Parents of a child, whether they ever married or lived together or not

Once our Dunnellon domestic violence lawyer successfully proves the abuse committed against you in court, your abuser will serve a minimum of one year in probation, where they are required to attend a batterer’s intervention program. The program is imposed by the court as a condition of the probation unless the court finds it inappropriate for the particular case.

Additionally, if your abuser is convicted of domestic violence that resulted in bodily harm, they will serve a minimum of five days in the county jail unless their sentence includes a non-suspended period of incarceration in a state correctional facility.

Legal Protection From Violence

Trinity Family Law has been offering expert legal services in Florida for a long time now. We are well-versed in the state’s domestic violence laws and can help you exercise your rights so you will be protected from your abuser now and in the future. Our Dunnellon domestic violence lawyers are also highly professional, so you can rest assured that your story and personal details will be held to the utmost confidentiality.

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So if you are a victim of domestic violence, or you have reason to believe that you are about to become one, don’t hesitate to call us for legal protection. We will represent you before the court and get an injunction as soon as possible.

Temporary injunctions. If protection needs to be established at the earliest possible time, a temporary injunction can be scheduled by the court. If the judge determines that you are in immediate or present danger of domestic violence, the judge can issue a temporary injunction directed at your abuser. This can be done even without the abuser during the hearing.

Contested hearings. If your abuser chooses to participate in the hearing or asks for a hearing after being informed of the temporary injunction, the judge will objectively consider both sides and determine if you are indeed a victim of domestic violence or about to become one. If yes, the judge will then issue the corresponding injunction.

The injunction can have the following provisions:

  • Your abuser is restrained from committing any more acts of domestic violence.
  • You will be awarded exclusive use and possession of your shared dwelling with your abuser, or they will be excluded from your residence.
  • You or your minor children will be provided with temporary support until the injunction expires or a civil order is entered and affects the child support.
  • You will be ordered to participate in treatment, intervention, or counseling services.
  • Any other relief that is necessary to protect you as determined by the court.

If, however, you aren’t eligible for a domestic violence injunction (e.g., you are not a member of your abuser’s family or household), Florida law allows you to get other kinds of protective orders. You may get an injunction against dating violence, stalking, or cyberstalking. You can also file for a risk protection order under Florida’s red flag law, enabling the removal of firearms from your abuser who is at risk of gun violence.

Regardless of what protection order is appropriate for your case, however, our domestic violence lawyer will process the necessary documents on your behalf. We will make sure that all legal precautions are in place to keep you safe while following an effective plan on how to impose the appropriate punishment on your abuser.

Let’s Talk Now – Free Consultation

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When it comes to your and your loved ones’ safety, nothing should be left to chance. So if you are a victim of domestic violence or you believe you’re about to be harmed in any way by your family or household member, get help from expert Dunnellon, FL domestic violence lawyers at Trinity Family Law immediately.

Make use of our free initial consultation and allow us to guide you on what you can do to protect your safety. And if you agree to our reasonable professional rate, we can start working on your case right away.

Call Trinity Family Law today at (352) 292-1703 for your Free Consultation with a Dunnellon Domestic Violence lawyer!