Injunction Violations Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah
MIAMI INJUNCTION VIOLATIONS ATTORNEYIn Florida, a Domestic Violence Injunction is essentially a court order, issued in connection with a prior “domestic violence” petition, which restricts or prohibits family or household members from having contact with one another.
Under Section 741.30, Florida Statutes, any person who is either the victim of domestic violence or has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of any act of domestic violence, has standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Other types of Injunctions include sexual violence injunctions, repeat violence injunctions and dating violence injunctions. Regardless of the type of injunction violation it is critical that a defendant seek counsel early on in the process to ensure the best possible legal support.
Penalties to Injunction ViolationsA violation of an injunction is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to one year in jail and substantial fines as high as $1000 in accordance with Fla. Stat. §§ 775.082 and 775.083. In the case that there are multiple violations of an injunction and the violations are meant to harass or threaten, the violation may be classified as “aggravated stalking”.
Defenses to an Injunction ViolationAs a deeply experienced law firm we are able to evaluate the nature of the injunction and surrounding circumstances in order to propose the best suited defense to injunction violations for your specific circumstances. These defenses may include showing that the defendant had no intention to violate the injunction or that the contact was not intentional. There also may have been a lack of notification of the injunction to the defendant or a conflicting injunction issued. There may also have been a lack of clarification in the scope or meaning of the injunction. Whatever the case, our firm can assist you in the process of defending against all injunction violations regardless of the circumstances.
If you have been charged with an Injunction Violation in Florida, it is important to seek a Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.
As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.