Tampa Domestic Violence Injunction Lawyer
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abuse in a relationship for the purpose of maintaining power and control. Domestic violence is not just hitting someone. The abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, economic, or sexual in nature. It can consist of behaviors that frighten, intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, blame, or wound someone. Nobody is immune from domestic violence. It can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, economic level, or education level.
However, domestic violence is treated as a civil action (not a criminal one), so those who engage in the abuse don’t take it seriously. However, a domestic violence victim can get an injunction against their abuser. The Faulkner Law Group, PLLC can help you understand the repercussions of an injunction. Contact our Tampa domestic violence injunction lawyer to schedule a consultation.
What Does an Injunction Do?
An injunction provides for restrictions such as the following:
- It will legally prevent an alleged abuser from threatening the victim.
- It may provide the victim with sole possession of the home.
- It may restrain the abuser from being within 500 feet of the victim’s residence, place of employment, school, or any places that the abuser and their family frequents.
- It may restrict any and all contact between the parties.
- It may require the abuser to attend counseling, treatment, or some sort of intervention program.
- It may require the abuser to surrender any firearms to law enforcement.
Consequences of a Domestic Violence Injunction
Women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, with men the abusers, although either gender can be the abuser or the abused. Here’s how an injunction can affect them:
- The victim could receive full custody of all minor children.
- The victim could receive exclusive use of the home.
- The abuser will be barred from contact with their children or else they could be arrested and jailed.
- The abuser could be ordered to pay child support. Based on salary and number of children, this could mean a monthly child support obligation of more than $1,000 per month.
- Those with a domestic violence injunction against them are not allowed to buy firearms.
- An injunction could end your employment with law enforcement or the military.
- If the victim is a co-worker, the abuser could lose their job.
- Domestic violence injunctions appear in criminal record background checks.
- It could impact one’s ability to enroll in a public university or receive funding.
- In a divorce or child custody case, the victim has a clear advantage in terms of timesharing with the children
Contact Us Today
Domestic violence is a serious issue that can affect a person’s rights, especially during a divorce. If you have been accused of domestic violence or have been a victim, contact The Faulkner Law Group, PLLC today. Our Tampa domestic violence injunction lawyer will help you understand the next steps. To schedule a consultation, call (813) 544-3919 or fill out the online form.