Tampa Restraining Orders Lawyer
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If you have been accused of domestic violence or another violent offense, it is possible you may soon have a restraining order filed against you, also known as an order of protection or protective order. In the state of Florida, a restraining order is officially known as a "petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence or repeat violence.” Any individual who claims to feel seriously threatened may file one of these petitions with a judge, leading to potentially major consequences for the individual the order has been filed against.
If you or someone you know is facing a restraining order, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced attorney. Orders of protection put extreme limitations on your basic rights, and may interfere with your ability to seek employment and find a place to live, as well as your general reputation and standing. Fortunately, our skilled Tampa restraining order attorney at Buda Law provides compassionate and comprehensive reputation. If you or someone you know is facing a restraining order, don’t wait until it’s too late. Protect your rights and call Buda Law today.
To get started with an initial consultation today, call (813) 544-7024.
Why Hire a Tampa Restraining Order Attorney?
In the state of Florida, any individual over the age of 18 claiming to be a victim of violence is eligible to file a restraining order, regardless of the veracity of their claims. In some cases, an alleged victim may also petition a judge for a restraining order over claims of harassment and stalking. Restraining orders have swift and serious repercussions for those whom they are filed against and are extremely difficult to fight without the assistance of a seasoned attorney.
In Tampa FL, restraining orders may have the following consequences:
- Restraining orders are a matter of public record, meaning they show up on all background checks and are accessible by any potential employers, housing associations, etc.
- Restraining orders cannot be sealed or expunged from your permanent record, regardless of whether the court denies the issuance of an injunction
- A restraining order will take away your right to purchase a firearm
- A restraining order may bar you from seeing or severely limit your ability to spend time with your own children, even though you will still have to pay child support while your restraining order is in effect
- A restraining order may force you to complete a psychological exam or to attend spousal abuse/domestic violence abuse programs while it is in effect
Although fighting a restraining order is difficult, with the assistance of a skilled attorney, it is far from impossible. In many cases, an alleged victim has no evidence to support their petition other than witness testimony. Without any physical evidence, a lawyer may be able to help you argue that the charges against you are unfounded. In other cases, your attorney can help you produce documents that corroborate your side of the story. If an accuser claims you have been harassing them but can produce phone logs or digital correspondence, for instance, it may be possible to argue that their allegations are inconsistent with reality. Your lawyer can also help assemble character testimony, so there are individuals on your side who will corroborate your side of the story.
No matter what the scenario is, you deserve your day in court. Contact Buda Law today if you are facing a restraining order, and let our experienced criminal defense attorney advocate for you.
What Buda Law Can Do for You
With over 30 trials under his belt, Attorney Andrew Buda truly knows how to stand up for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he has an in-depth understanding of both sides of the criminal defense system. With a strong history of favorable case results, you can always trust him to craft the best defense for your needs. Call now for a Tampa restraining order lawyer who cares, and begin your path towards justice today.
Call (813) 544-7024 to request a FREE consultation, or fill out our contact form online.