The purpose of a restraining order or protective order is to protect the petitioner from domestic violence. If there has been an order of protection filed against you in Brevard County or the surrounding areas, you need to contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC. There are serious penalties if you violate a restraining order. An attorney at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC will be able to explain your rights and communicate with the court and the protected party on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC, our attorneys handle a wide range of domestic violence defense cases in Brevard County, Osceola County, Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Rockledge, Palm Bay, West Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour, Indialantic, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral and Melbourne. Contact our office at (321) 253-3447 for a free consultation.
Florida has four different protection orders associated with family violence:
If you have been served with any type of restraining order, it is necessary to get legal representation. It is a violation to come into contact with the protected party. An attorney can contact the court and send official legal documents to the protected party on your behalf.
Protection of the alleged victim’s physical safety is the purpose for a Florida restraining or protective order. In order to protect the individual’s safety, the judge may put the following restrictions into the order:
It is important to get legal advice if any type of injunction is filed against you. Your attorney can bring forth motions and arguments to the court to protect some of your rights.
According to Florida Statutes 784.046, an individual willfully violates a restraining order if he or she does the following things:
Any violation is considered a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable by one year in jail and a $1000 fine.
Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Protective Order Attorney in Brevard County
If you have been served with a protective order or restraining order, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC at (321) 253-3447 to get immediate legal representation. Violating a Florida restraining order can have serious consequences. Only a Melbourne domestic violence attorney can help you. Once you outline the circumstance of your case to our lawyers, we can begin creating a defense to get the protective order modified or dismissed.