Your Domestic Violence Attorney for Florida Injunction/Restraining
the complexities of personal relationships, there are several
situations which may result in an injunction for protection,
also known as a restraining order. Emotions run high in marriages,
dating relationships, families, and friendships. These powerful
feelings may lead to heated discussions, arguments, and even
the fear of domestic violence.
TMP Cases in the News
criminal law, DUI, and family law attorneys at Tinny, Meyer
& Piccarreto, P.A., have handled many cases throughout
the Tampa Bay area, including:
June 15, 2008
St. Petersburg Times:
Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto attorney Keith Meyer represents
the respondent in a Pinellas Park, Florida
injunction for protection case.
Florida, a person may apply for an injunction for protection
if he or she is a victim of domestic violence, or if he or
she believes there is an imminent danger of domestic violence.
Every injunction for protection (or restraining order) has
a petitioner and a respondent:
The person requesting an injunction for protection (or restraining
The person accused in the injunction
you are the petitioner or the respondent, a Florida
domestic violence attorney from Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto,
P.A., will inform you of your rights during the proceedings.
the respondent of an injunction for protection in Florida,
the injunction can be temporary or permanent, and both of
these hold serious consequences. If a permanent injunction
for protection is entered against you, you may be required
Participate in a batterer’s intervention program
Surrender any weapons, firearms, and ammunition
Have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the petitioner
or your children
Be required to move from your residence
Have restricted or no visitation with your children
the respondent in an injunction for protection may affect
other important areas of your life, including your employment
and civil liberties. The lawyers of Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto,
P.A., have represented many clients as their domestic violence
attorney in Florida. We have consulted with both petitioners
and respondents in Pasco County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas
County, and beyond.
of which Florida county you reside in, as the accused in an
injunction, you should receive notice of a court hearing.
At this hearing, you will be allowed to present facts about
your case to the presiding judge. The judge will then decide
whether there is enough evidence to either approve the permanent
injunction against you or to dismiss the injunction.
to attend the hearing may result in the court ordering a permanent
injunction against you without your side being heard in a
courtroom. Each Florida domestic violence attorney from Tinny,
Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., is knowledgeable about the requirements
for having an injunction entered. Our attorneys are also former
prosecutors with domestic violence training.
of our team member’s experience as a domestic
violence attorney in Florida can help you in confronting
the merits of the accusations raised against you in an injunction
for protection. Please call the 24-hour phone number of Tinny,
Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., at (727) 446-8600 to schedule
a consultation with our team of attorneys who will investigate
and assess your case. We have offices in Clearwater, St. Petersburg,
and New Port Richey to assist you.