Clearwater Domestic Violence Lawyers
Caring Legal Support for Florida Victims from Our Offices in Clearwater, St. Pete, & New Port Richey
Have you experienced domestic violence from your spouse, partner, or any other individual with whom you have a close relationship? Domestic violence is much more common than you think and it can quickly escalate out of control if you do not report it. At Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A., our family law firm is committed to helping men and women of all walks of life to seek safety away from abusive partners.
Domestic violence can occur in a number of ways, including:
- Slamming doors and throwing objects
- Insults, name calling, and shaming
- Being isolated from family or friends
- Being forced to engage in sexual acts
- Not being allowed to work or go to school
- Threats of harm against you, other family members
Florida Domestic Violence Laws
According to Florida law, domestic violence refers to when a person commits assault, battery, sexual assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, stalking, or any criminal offense causing bodily harm or death against a family or household member.
The following individuals are considered family or household members:
- Current or former spouses
- Individuals related by blood or marriage
- Individuals who share a child together
- Individuals who currently live or formerly have lived together as part of a family
Whether you have been a victim of domestic violence or you have reasonable cause to believe that you are in imminent or present danger of domestic violence, you can file a petition requesting an injunction–or a restraining order–against the abuser. The judge can grant you a temporary injunction until the scheduled hearing for a full injunction. Having an experienced domestic violence lawyer on your side can increase your chances of obtaining an injunction.
Do Not Face Domestic Violence Alone
Anyone in the midst of a domestic violence or domestic battery situation should not go through it alone. Most forms of domestic violence are a crime in Clearwater and Pinellas County. If you are the victim of domestic violence or if your spouse has threatened you, it is important that you contact one of our caring Clearwater domestic violence lawyers. We can help you to seek safety from your spouse and coordinate with the police if you wish to file a report or file for a restraining order.
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We understand that it can be scary to report your spouse, even if they have hurt you or have a history of domestic violence. However, you should never remain in a marriage or situation where you fear for your life or safety. Our caring legal team has 35 years of combined experience in the field of family law and criminal defense, and we can provide you with the compassionate support you need.
Call Tinny, Meyer & Piccarreto, P.A. now at (727) 245-9009 or contact us online to make an appointment. Our domestic violence lawyers serve clients throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties.