An injunction is a protective order filed by one individual against another. Injunctions are often referred to as a protective order, restraining order, or an order of protection.
A protective injunction basically serves three purposes:
Because injunctions are often associated with domestic violence or the safety of another, the courts take violations of an injunction very seriously. Law enforcement will typically act swiftly when investigating an accusation of an injunction violation, as the safety of our citizens are the primary objective of law enforcement officers.
In the State of Florida there are four types of injunctions:
Injunction of Protection Against Domestic Violence
This type of injunction is a protective order or restraining order in domestic violence situations. Typically the injunction if filed against:
An individual may request an injunction of protection against domestic violation after just one domestic violence action or s single verbal threat of violence.
Petition for Injunction Against Repeat Violence
A Petition for Injunction against Repeat Violence may be requested if two or more acts of domestic violence has been committed, with at least one of the domestic violence acts occurring within the last six months.
Petition for Injunction Against Dating Violence
A Petition for Injunction Against Dating Violence may be requested if the two parties have had a significant romantic relationship of an intimate nature within the last six months. An act, threat, or implied perception of a potentially violent nature must exist in this case.
Petition for Injunction Against Sexual Violence
A Petition for Injunction Against Sexual Violence may be requested if you have been the victim of sexual violence, have reported the incident of violence to the police or other law enforcement agency, and agree to cooperate in any criminal proceeding against the abuser.
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David Kaplow received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
For over 20 years, David Kaplow has been practicing criminal defense law on the Treasure Coast. When he began his career as an Assistant Public Defender, David Kaplow successfully defended his clients with dedication and compassion. He was quickly promoted to handle major felony charges while serving as the head of the Misdemeanor Division in Martin County.
David Kaplow has helped thousands of clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in jury trials on charges ranging from misdemeanor offenses such as DUI, domestic battery and retail theft, to more serious felonies like drug sales, aggravated battery, sexual offenses, attempted murder and murder.