Restraining Orders in Clearwater
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys in Clearwater, St. Pete, & New Port Richey
Emotions can run high in marriages, romantic relationships, and even between close family members. Personal relationships are extremely complex and to an outsider, a little fight could be taken way out of context. The fear of domestic violence can also lead to false accusations or arrests. If you have been arrested for domestic violence and a restraining order has been taken out on you, it is important that you act quickly to retain legal counsel.
When Are Restraining Orders Filed?
Restraining orders are typically filed in cases of domestic violence or when an individual feels their life is in imminent danger. A restraining order, also known as an injunction for protection can be temporary or permanent, and lead to serious consequences.
At Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., we understand these situations are not as simple as they seem. Our Clearwater criminal defense attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about what to expect after a restraining order has been filed. We can ensure you are aware of your rights, as well as what to expect until the situation has been resolved.
If a permanent injunction for protection is entered against you, you may be required to:
- Participate in a batterer’s intervention program
- Surrender any weapons, firearms, and ammunition
- Have no direct or indirect contact with the petitioner or your children
- Be required to move from your residence
- Have restricted or no visitation with your children
Being the respondent in an injunction for protection can also affect other important areas of your life, including your employment and civil liberties. Our firm has represented many clients who have faced domestic violence charges and dealt with the aftermath of restraining orders being filed against them.
Protecting Your Rights in Clearwater
As the respondent in a restraining order, our Clearwater criminal defense attorneys are here to inform you of your rights during the proceedings. To make an appointment for a free case consultation, give us a call anytime 24/7 at (727) 245-9009. Serving clients throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties