The Effect Domestic Violence Has On The Family
Domestic violence is not a crime with only one victim. The entire family is impacted by the harmful and dangerous behavior of the abuser. Such abuse can create a number of harmful effects on the family and loved ones of the victim including:
- Fear for yourself or others
- Feelings of intimidation
- Constantly being threatened
- Feeling pressured
- Anxiety and/or depression
No one should have to live with the daily fear, intimidation, and pressure that threats and violence creates within the home. Our passionate attorney works diligently to make sure our clients are protected and don’t have to live with the fear of domestic violence.
How A Restraining Order Can Help Protect You
There are a number of ways an order of protection serves to protect you and your family from abusive and threatening behavior immediately. The abuser who has an order of protection issued against them will have consequences that could include:
- Being required to leave the home immediately.
- Loss of custody and visitation rights with their children.
- Being required to surrender any firearms they currently own and losing their right to purchase new ones.
- Being ordered to have absolutely no contact with the victim, even through email or text.
- Having a permanent public record created.
- Difficulty passing a potential employer’s background screenings.
- Being required to complete a mental or psychological examination.
- Attending a Batterers’ Intervention Program.
Having an order of protection gives you the legal power to contact the police and have them immediately remove your abuser if they do try to contact you in any way. An abuser who violates an active order of protection could face criminal penalties including jail time, fines, and probation.
The Restraining Order Process
In the state of Florida, the terms “restraining order” and “domestic violence injunction” are used to describe an order of protection that is granted by the court. A petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence and repeat violence is viewed as a serious priority by the courts and a temporary order can be granted within a few hours of the initial petition being filed. Once the temporary order has been granted, a hearing date will be scheduled to determine whether the order should remain in effect. At the hearing, both the petitioner and the respondent will have the opportunity to be represented by counsel and to present evidence and witness testimony to support their claims.
Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
We are dedicated to obtaining the protections you deserve.
We understand how frightening and lonely it may feel when you are the victim of an abusive, harmful, or threatening situation, especially within your own home. The experienced domestic violence lawyer of Myrthil’s Law, P.A. will act as your advocate and to get you the protection you deserve. There is no reason to live in fear or intimidation one minute longer. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our domestic violence attorney and begin the process to obtaining an order of protection against your abuser.