What is an Injunction?
An injunction is commonly called a restraining order and is a court order commanding a person to stop certain, specified behavior (or, in some cases, commanding a person to take specified action).
Types of Injunctions
There are several types of injunctions that can be issued in order to protect an individual, all of which are civil in nature:
- Domestic Violence
- Repeat Violence
- Dating Violence
- Sexual Violence
Each type of injunction has a different set of requirements that must be met before a judge will issue or continue the injunction. These requirements can be rather detailed, so it is important that you speak with an attorney before going to court.
Injunctions Can Affect Your Rights
Although injunctions are civil in nature, they can affect your constitutional rights, and violating an injunction can lead to criminal punishments. If a court orders an injunction against a person, significant rights may be lost. An injunction may prohibit:
- possessing a firearm and ammunition
- any contact with the alleged victim
- any contact with a third party to message an alleged victim
- being within 500 feet of the alleged victim, their residence, their employment, and/or their vehicle
An injunction will also show up on your background check; this can affect your employment opportunities.
When defending injunctions, we work to find holes in the alleged victims case. We can interview witnesses, review evidence, and sometimes work out a deal with the alleged victim. We understand how important your rights are, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights. Once served, you only have a few days to prepare a defense. It is crucial for you to contact a Jacksonville Injunction Attorney to protect your rights. An injunction may force you to turn your guns over to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or other local law enforcement agencies. Don’t let your Second Amendment right to bear arms be taken away. Don’t let prospective employers find out about an injunction. Don’t move your residence. Don’t strain your relationship with family members over an injunction. Instead, fight back by hiring a Jacksonville injunction attorney to represent you.
When deciding to file for an injunction it is important to make sure you have met the statutory threshold for an injunction to protect you. There are many different types of injunctions and each type has specific requirements before a judge will issue it. When you hire a Jacksonville Injunction Attorney to represent you, we will gather and review the evidence, secure witnesses, file the injunction, and protect you in court.
Hire A Jacksonville Injunction Attorney to Protect Your Rights
Whether you have been served with an injunction (restraining order) or are a victim seeking an injunction, hiring a Jacksonville injunction attorney may be in your best interest. We offer flat rates for injunctions and our fees are usually $700.
We gladly offer free consultations both to individuals who feel they need an injunction to protect them and those who need to defend against an injunction. Please call us today to schedule an appointment so we can help you decide how to proceed.
We offer our services in Clay, Duval, St. Johns, and Nassau Counties.
Jacksonville Injunction Attorney Flat Rates starting at just $700.