Orders of Protection in Jacksonville

Guidance from Our Jacksonville Family Law Attorney

If you need an Injunction for a Protection or Order of Protection, contact a Jacksonville divorce lawyer for help preparing your petition. A competent lawyer can ensure sufficient information is provided for both a temporary and permanent injunction for protection or a restraining order. When a person feels threatened, harassed or in physical danger from another individual, they can petition the court for an Injunction for Protection or Order of Protection. From there, a judge will immediately review the case, and in most situations will issue a temporary injunction for protection or a restraining order.

Then, a hearing will be held a few weeks later to determine if the temporary order will become permanent. A Jacksonville family law attorney can appear with you at the hearing to answer questions regarding the petition and help ensure a permanent order is approved. An Injunction for Protection or Order of Protection will prevent the person named in the order from having any further contact with the petitioner. This includes:

  • Written communication
  • Electronic communication
  • Verbal communication

If the order is violated, it can result in penalties such as jail time and fines.

Do you need an order of protection?

Attorneys at the office of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. has helped many individuals prepare and file a petition for an injunction for protection or Order of Protection. We can competently guide you through the process and represent you at your hearing. Domestic violence cases can often result in an injunction for protection or Order of Protection to prevent spousal abuse such as:

  • Punching
  • Hitting
  • Kicking
  • Pulling hair
  • Kicking
  • Slapping
  • Harassment
  • Sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Stalking
  • Emotional abuse
  • Threats of violence

Our firm can help you understand injunction for protection or Order of Protection procedures and assist you in filing a petition. If someone is seeking an injunction for protection or Order of Protection against you, we can protect your rights and help prevent the order from being issued if you have been falsely accused of abuse, harassment, stalking or related crimes.

Contact a Jacksonville divorce attorney from our firm to discuss your case and the Order of Protection process.

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