Winter Park Abuse Accusations Attorney
Florida Family Law Attorney Helping Clients with Domestic Abuse
Florida law treats allegations of abuse very seriously, but it’s important to remember that you still have rights. Accusations can arise out of a heated situation or may come up in the context of other family law matters, especially divorce cases. Even if a domestic violence injunction has already been filed against you, you do get your day in court and it’s wise to have an attorney at your side.
Our lawyers at The Troum Law Firm, P.A. have more than three decades of experience representing clients in Orange and Seminole Counties, so we’re prepared to defend your interests. Please contact our office right away to speak with a Winter Park abuse accusations attorney about your circumstances.
What to do About Abuse Allegations
If you’re facing allegations of abuse by a member of your family or household, you may also be served with a Florida domestic violence injunction ordering you to do or refrain from doing designated acts. In many cases, the order will state that:
- You must vacate the home you share with your accuser, if you live together; and,
- You must avoid all contact with the person who filed the domestic violence injunction.
It’s imperative that you comply with all terms and conditions in the order. Don’t try to convince your accuser to drop the matter, and don’t approach him or her to claim your innocence. There can be serious consequences for violating a domestic violence injunction, including jail time.
Defending Against Abuse Allegations in Florida
Even after you receive a domestic violence injunction, you will have the opportunity to defend your interests. The order you received is only temporary in nature, as you didn’t receive notice of it and weren’t provided an opportunity to appear in court. There will be another hearing, so check the documentation for the date, time, and location for you to appear. If you intend to dispute the reasons for the order and allegations by the accuser, you can request a full hearing to resolve these issues.
This next hearing is crucial, as the court could decide to extend the temporary domestic violence injunction or make it permanent. It’s essential – and it’s your right – to have an attorney represent you in court.
Legal Assistance with the Criminal Side of Abuse Allegations
Besides the proceedings related to the domestic violence injunction, there’s a possibility that you will be arrested on criminal charges. If this is the case, never resist police. In addition, never make any statements or try to persuade officers that you’re innocent. You could say something contrary to your interests.
You do have the right to contact an attorney, so it’s important to consult with legal counsel that has experience in both family law and criminal defense. Your lawyer can help obtain a bond for your release and will assist with other defense tasks.
Discuss Your Situation with a Winter Park Abuse Allegations Attorney
For more information on your rights and defense strategies against abuse accusations, please contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A. You can set up a consultation by calling 321-428-2247 or completing an online form. Our lawyers can review your case and explain how these cases work under Florida law.