Protective Orders

What is a Protective Order/Injunction?

Family members who have been harmed or are in fear of being harmed may request a Protective Order. When in place, Protective Orders prohibit contact between the victim and the alleged assailant. A family member may be required to vacate a family residence in a Protective Order proceeding. Emergency circumstances may require a Protective Order to be issued initially without a hearing. Shortly after a Protective Order is entered in an emergency circumstance, a hearing subsequently occurs wherein all parties appear and present evidence to the Court for a determination of whether the Protective Order should or should not continue in effect.

What if the Protective Order is Violated?

Where a Protective Order is intentionally violated, such violations are deemed to be criminal acts which can result in separate criminal charges. An individual who intentionally violates a Protective Order may face fines and/or jail time, in addition to criminal charges that may have occurred that resulted in Protective Order being sought in the first instance.

Free Consultation.

Stan Peeler has handled an extensive number of domestic violence matters from the standpoint of either obtaining Protective Orders or defending against a request for Protective Order. Ramifications of Protective Orders can have far reaching effects. Stan Peeler is available to personally meet with you and discuss any and all Protective Order issues requiring consideration in your life. Please call Peeler Law Firm at 850-432-7705 for an appointment.