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Injunction Violations | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

Violation of Domestic Violence Injunction is a serious criminal offense in Brevard County, FL is a serious offense with serious penalties. At The Canina Law Firm, we routinely defend individuals who have been charged with violation of a domestic violence or repeat violence injunction. If you have been arrested or think you might be arrested for the criminal charge of violation of a domestic violence injunction, then CONTACT The Canina Law Firm to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

What is an Injunction?

An “injunction” is a court order issued by a circuit court that prohibits/restricts a person’s ability to have contact with another person. Florida injunctions are often referred to as “restraining orders,” and are usually issued in cases involving allegations of domestic violence. A violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence is classified as a first degree misdemeanor under Florida law. This crime is punishable by up to 364 days in jail, 12 months probation, and a $1,000.00 fine. In Brevard County, injunction violation offenses are vigorously prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office. Retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical for avoiding or minimizing potential penalties.

Injunction Violations Under Florida Law

According to Florida Statute 741.31(4)(a) A person who willfully violates an injunction for protection against domestic violence by:

  1. Refusing to vacate the dwelling that the parties share;
  2. Going to, or being within 500 feet of, the petitioner’s residence, school, place of employment, or a specified place frequented regularly by the petitioner and any named family or household member;
  3. Committing an act of domestic violence against the petitioner;
  4. Committing any other violation of the injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word, or act to do violence to the petitioner;
  5. Telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating with the petitioner directly or indirectly, unless the injunction specifically allows indirect contact through a third party;
  6. Knowingly and intentionally coming within 100 feet of the petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;
  7. Defacing or destroying the petitioner’s personal property, including the petitioner’s motor vehicle; or
  8. Refusing to surrender firearms or ammunition if ordered to do so by the court
  9. Commits a misdemeanor of the first degree

Additionally, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree for a person to violate a final injunction for protection against domestic violence by having in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition.

The Canina Law Firm | Brevard County Injunction Violation Attorney

If you have been arrested or believe that you might be arrested for a domestic violence injunction violation in Brevard County, FL, you should immediately contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling these charges. At The Canina Law Firm, our firm sets itself apart from others by the level of personal service that we provide. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the legal process. With over 50 years of combined experience defending against injunction violation charges in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested for violating an injunction in Brevard County, FL our attorneys want to help you! CONTACT our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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