Under Florida law, there are a number of different situations where domestic violence can occur. Usually, protective orders and restraining orders are filed in cases of domestic violence. It is important to contact a Melbourne criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of dating violence.
Melbourne Dating Violence Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy represent clients in Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Viera, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, and the surrounding counties of Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL who are accused of dating violence. Contact our office at (321) 253-3447 for a consultation on how we can defend you dating violence charges.
Florida Dating Violence Injunction
Under Florida law, there are several types of injunctions that are filed in domestic violence situations. In order to file a dating violence injunction the following things must be present:
- A dating relationship must have existed within the past 6 months
- The nature of the relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties,
- The frequency and type of interaction needed to reflect a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.
Dating violence does not pertain to people who associate with each other in a social or business setting. There must be an ongoing and continuous relationship over time in order to get an injunction for dating violence.
Penalties for Violating Dating Violence Restraining Order
All violations of restraining orders are first-degree misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of up to $1000.
Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy | Dating Violence Attorney in Brevard County
If a dating violence injunction has been filed against you in Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Viera, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne or Palm Bay, contact the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy at (321) 253-3447 to get immediate legal representation. Only a domestic violence defense attorney in Melbourne can help you. Once you outline the circumstance of your case to our lawyers, we can begin creating a defense to get the injunction dismissed or modified.