Protective Order Hearings

If you were served with a temporary injunction for protection from any court in Hillsborough County, contact an experienced protective order defense attorney. Our attorneys can help you understand the temporary order and fight against a permanent order. The consequences of a final injunction for protection can be serious, and your future could be seriously jeopardized. Keep reading to learn more about protective order hearings.

What Happens If I have an Injunction?

These hearings, also called injunctions, are serious matters that show up in even the most basic background checks by potential employers, landlords, educational institutions, or even youth sports leagues. These allegations have serious consequences that can last a lifetime. Did you know?

  • Any restraining order is a public record that can be uncovered by employers during the most basic background search which can impact your ability to get a job for the rest of your life;
  • That record can never be sealed or expunged; currently, you can only seal or expunge criminal records in Florida, not civil records.
  • While the injunction is in effect, you may lose certain civil rights, including the right to possess a firearm;
  • The judge can order you to pay child support or spousal support; and
  • The judge can order you to have no contact or only supervised contact with your children as part of the protective order.

Protective Order Hearing Types

We represent the respondent in a variety of protective order cases including domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, stalking or cyberstalking.

The attorneys at Anton Garcia Law, fight cases throughout the greater Tampa Bay area including Hillsborough and Pasco County, and the surrounding area.

We assertively fight to protect our clients from the serious consequences of these protective restraining orders. In many of these cases, the petition contains false or embellished accusations. In other cases, the accusations are just not adequate to warrant an injunction being granted.

Fighting the Final Restraining Order

When it comes to the hearing, the respondent will have an opportunity to contest the continuation of the protective order during a hearing, but he or she must attend the hearing.

If the petitioner and respondent own property together, the court hearing the request for a protective order against domestic violence also may enter orders linked to that property including a home, car title or deeds to other shared property.

In some case, when the petitioner and respondent share a child, the petitioner may be requesting child support. The respondent will need to defend himself or herself against that action so that a fair child support determination can be entered. In many of these cases, the respondent must provide a financial affidavit, pay stubs, tax returns, proof of income and other financial documents. The petitioner can also be forced to provide such documents during any hearing on the issue of child support.

Attorneys for Protective Order Hearings in Tampa, FL

Retaining an attorney to represent you could be beneficial in getting positive results at the protective order hearing.  Contact Anton Garcia Law to book a consultation with a local attorney.