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Fort Myers Injunction Violation Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Rights in Domestic Violence Matters

In Florida, an injunction refers to a formal order to end contact with another individual, usually a family member, current romantic partner, or former romantic partner. In other states, these are often referred to as a protective order or restraining order. They can be issued for a number of reasons, usually for actions that could be criminal in their own right, and violating one will lead to even more severe punishments.

Injunctions can be ordered for allegations or convictions of the following:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Physical or cyber stalking
  • Various forms of harassment

Most often, these are ordered between two people who are or have been married, but these can even extend to romantic or intimate relationships of any kind – this includes even a short-term, boyfriend or girlfriend. They can also extend to someone who is not a blood relative, but someone who just lives in the same place as the alleged victim. This can include step children, in-laws, step-siblings, etc.

Challenging the Prosecution

Many of these injunctions are completely grounded and serve to protect individuals who might be in immediate danger, but not all of them. Sometimes, an allegation is all that’s required to establish an injunction against you, and there you are, caught in a complex and dangerous situation yourself.

If you have been charged for violating an injunction, our firm may be able to use the following defenses:

  • You didn’t mean to violate the injunction – the prosecution has to prove that you intentionally violated the order. This can be more difficult to prove than many think.
  • You didn’t know about the injunction – if you were not notified of the injunction, you were unaware of any orders, and therefore could not have intentionally violated them.
  • You didn’t understand the full meaning of the injunction – if the full meaning of “no contact” was never properly understood to you, then your violation may not have been intentional.

We have over 16 years of Fort Myers criminal defense experience, and we know how to get you through this. Call our offices today at (239) 204-5657 to schedule your initial consultation.

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