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Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction

The state of Florida has strict laws against the violation of a domestic violence injunction. These charges usually stem from domestic violence cases and come with definitive guidelines that, if broken, come with severe penalties. In these cases, even if the protected party is the one that initiates the contact, you are still violating the order if you respond.

Considering this is a tough situation to be, as well as defend, it is of vital importance to retain a qualified defense attorney who is well-versed in laws pertaining to domestic violence injunctions. An attorney can fight against the injunction violation charges and any related charges from the alleged event (i.e. assault, battery, stalking, etc.).

Walton County Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction Attorney

Dealing with a domestic violence injunction violation charge in Florida can be an extremely stressful situation, so take advantage of the over 30 years of experience that the legal team at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC have under their belt. Defending numerous individuals who have been accused of shoplifting or retail theft in the counties of Okaloosa, Washington, Walton, Holmes, Santa Rosa and Escambia, has given Adkinson Law Firm, LLC a strong understanding of Florida domestic violence laws. They will use this knowledge to develop an effective defense strategy for you. Call (580) 892-5195 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Definition of Violation of Injunction in Florida

The wording and definitions regarding a violation of injunction can be found in Fla. Stat. §741.31, which states that an individual willfully violated an injunction if he or she is accused of willfully doing one of the following:

  • Refusing to leave the residence shared with the petitioner (the person the injunction was filed for) or other parties named on the injunction such as children;
  • Being within 500 feet of the petitioner's residence, work, school, or any other place frequented regularly by the petitioner and any named family or household member;
  • Committing a domestic violence act against the petitioner;
  • Committing an unlawful threat, word or act to do violence to the petitioner;
  • Telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner directly or indirectly, unless the injunction allows indirect contact through a third party;
  • Intentionally coming within 100 feet of the petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;
  • Defacing or destroying the petitioner’s personal property, including the petitioner’s motor vehicle; or
  • Refusing to follow court orders about giving up firearms or ammunition.

Penalties for Violating a Domestic Violence Injunction under Florida Law

According to Florida Law, a violation of a domestic violence injunction is considered a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, you may be punished with up to one year in jail and / or a maximum fine of $1,000.

Depending on the circumstances, an offender may be required to attend a batterer’s intervention program as well. Along with these possible consequences, the victim or person who suffers physical injury or loss due to the individual’s violation of injunction may be awarded financial damages, which include attorney fees paid to enforce the injunction.

Adkinson Law Firm, LLC | DeFuniak Springs Injunction Violation Lawyer

If you have been charged with a violation of injunction in the Florida Panhandle, take the steps to remedy the situation by hiring an effective and experienced DeFuniak Springs criminal defense attorney to handle your case. The legal team at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC has over 30 years of combined experience and will use the legal knowledge and insight to put you in a favorable position with regard to your domestic violence case.

Call or submit an online form to schedule a free consultation today. Adkinson Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients throughout the Florida Panhandle, including the cities of Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Laurel Hill, Ebro, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Pensacola, Century and nearby areas.