West Palm Beach Restraining Order Hearing Lawyer
Restraining orders often go hand-in-hand with domestic violence allegations. If a temporary restraining order has been issued against you, the subsequent court-issued hearing will determine whether this restraining order may be permanent. Attorney Nellie L. King has significant experience with domestic violence cases, and she can work one-on-one with you to develop a personalized defense strategy framed around the facts of your situation. She firmly believes in holistic representation and will build a tenacious and compassionate defense to protect your constitutional rights. After all, behind every person is a story, and every person deserves to have their story heard.
Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence
Once a domestic violence arrest is made, the alleged victim will have the option to file a restraining order against the accused. Sometimes, victim service coordinators or representatives of the State Attorney’s Office may aid the alleged victim in this process.
If you are facing a domestic violence allegation, the criminal court judge will order that you have no contact with the alleged victim. If you are subsequently served with a temporary restraining order, you may not only be ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim, but also to:
- Remove yourself from your home
- Not have any contact with your children at home or at school
- Pay for the support of the alleged victim and any dependents
These conditions, among others, can act as a pseudo-divorce because of the power the judge has to restrict you from people and places, as well as to impose financial conditions for familial support.
Once served with the temporary restraining order, the court will set a hearing to determine whether to impose a permanent injunction for protection. It is in your best interest to hire an attorney for this hearing because of the long-term ramifications if the injunctive relief is granted.
Domestic Violence Allegations and Restraining Orders
A domestic violence restraining order (TRO) can be filed against:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A person related by blood or marriage
- A person you reside with, or once resided with, as if a family
- A person you have a child with
In order for a restraining order (TRO) to be granted, one of the following acts must have taken place:
- An act of domestic violence
- An act that causes the Petitioner to have reasonable cause to believe that the claimant is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence
The harsh reality of restraining orders is that you don’t need to be convicted of domestic violence for the court to impose the temporary or permanent injunction. The alleged victim or petitioner can bring up aspects of your relationship from years in the past to substantiate the request for the TRO – all you need is to be accused. Many domestic violence accusations are filed out of anger, spite, resentment, or even in order to gain an advantage in a pending divorce action. As such, some are based on false allegations. This is why having experienced legal counsel on your side will be in your best interest, as a good attorney will know where to look and strategize an effective defense for your case with all these factors in mind.
Restraining Order Hearings in West Palm Beach
Domestic violence cases should be taken very seriously. Nellie L. King is an experienced West Palm Beach restraining order attorney who can help you make sense of your situation and craft a strong defense when your home life has been compromised due to an arrest or restraining order petition. Attorney King strives to get you back to a sense of normalcy during the chaos that can result from domestic violence and restraining order allegations.
The Law Offices of Nellie L. King, P.A. will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and your name is cleared. Contact the firm at (561) 220-2377 or fill out a form online to schedule your free consultation today.
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