Boca Raton Restraining Order Lawyer
Lewert Law, LLC
Boca Raton Restraining Order Lawyer
Domestic violence cases require a very delicate approach, yet they also require an aggressive attorney who is a strong advocate for the victims. If you or your children are being abused, an experienced Boca Raton restraining order lawyer can take your concerns to court and make the abuse stop at once. At Lewert Law, LLC the safety of our clients and their children is our highest priority. If you need help to stop violence against yourself or your children in Palm Beach County or Broward County, call us right now or as quickly as possible and get the help you need.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Florida defines domestic violence as a number of different acts of aggression committed against a family or household member defined as a spouse, ex-spouse, the co-parent of the individual’s child, or a relative related to the individual by blood or marriage. The laws are especially devised to protect against domestic aggression occurring between individuals who currently cohabitate or who formerly cohabitated together in the same home. Florida also recognizes the issue of violence committed between two persons in a current or former dating relationship. Under Florida law, domestic violence includes:
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Battery and aggravated battery
- Sexual assault and sexual battery
- Stalking and aggravated stalking
While domestic violence is handled by the family courts, it can also fall into the criminal realm too. Those accused of domestic violence can face serious criminal penalties. You should also know that criminal courts do not take domestic violence lightly. In Florida, domestic violence laws explicitly include a minimum punishment of five days served in county jail but the courts can and will send a convicted offender to a Florida state prison. The state prosecutor has full reigns to charge a perpetrator of domestic violence with other criminal offenses established by Florida law. If you or your child are victims of domestic violence, contact an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney as soon as possible to begin protecting your rights.
Types Of Injunctions
Boca Raton Restraining Order Lawyer - We Help You File A Domestic Violence Injunction
As a Lewert Law client, when you contact our office to report domestic violence, we will immediately jump into action and initiate the legal procedure to request a domestic violence injunction and restraining order. A domestic violence injunction can be triggered by:
- physical assault
- verbal threats
- destruction of property
- criminal sexual conduct
- stalking and harassment
- criminal trespass
Any of these actions can result in a domestic aggression injunction and restraining order. Florida takes domestic violence seriously. A Petition for Protection Against Domestic Violence is given priority in the court system; a judge may act within just two or three hours after a filing. In the petition is what is called, “an allegation” paragraph and it is extremely important in regards to the outcome of your case. Whether or not your request is granted has everything to do with what this paragraph includes. The judge will only grant the restraining order if the allegation paragraph meets the requirements under Florida law. Most of the time, under Florida law, emails, text messages, and voice mails will not be admitted into evidence unless the Florida rules of evidence are fulfilled. This is another reason to make sure that you have the advice of a lawyer who knows about restraining orders.
Hiring An Experienced Boca Raton Restraining Order Lawyer Can Save Time
An Experienced Boca Raton Restraining Order Lawyer
Boca Raton restraining order lawyer Tina L. Lewert, Esq. has the experience you need for dealing with domestic aggression and restraining order issues. She fights on behalf of both adults and children who are the targets of unnecessary domestic aggression every day in Florida. Ms. Lewert will act quickly to protect those who may be at risk. At Lewert Law, we can explain your options, protect your rights, and help you take the appropriate legal steps toward a better future for you and your children. We invite you to schedule an appointment by phone at (561) 544-6861 or by e-mail through this website to discuss your needs, options, and legal rights as quickly as possible. When you call, please advise our office immediately that your call concerns a domestic violence issue.