What Is A Florida Protective Order/Injunction?

Family members who have been harmed or are in fear of being harmed may request a protective order.

When in place, a protective order prohibits 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 occurs wherein all parties appear and present evidence to the court for a determination of whether the protective order should or should not continue.

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 jail time, in addition to criminal charges that may have occurred that resulted in the protective order being sought in the first instance.

Get A Free Protective Order Consultation

Stan Peeler has handled an extensive number of domestic violence matters from the standpoints of obtaining protective orders and defending against them. 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 in your life. Please call Peeler Law Firm, PLLC, at 850-462-2563 or contact us online for an appointment.