Violence and abuse in the home is a devastating reality in our society. There are legal actions a person can take to protect themselves and their children against domestic violence, or even the threat of it. The first step for many is obtaining a temporary domestic violence injunction, commonly known as a restraining order, with a hearing scheduled within 10 days.

No matter which side of an injunction you are on, it is in your best interests to seek the help of a lawyer. The Law Office of Stephanie L. Murphy offers knowledgeable advice and counsel for domestic violence issues. We represent clients on both sides of injunctions and understand the emotional difficulties involved. As time is of the essence, we will diligently work with you to prepare for the hearing, including gathering evidence and witnesses to support your position. If necessary we also can refer you to counseling, anger management programs and other community resources.

If you have a domestic violence issue, we can help. Contact us today at 941-328-8142 or toll free at 800-679-3004.

Florida Domestic Abuse Attorney

In Florida, there are four kinds of civil injunctions: domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and repeat violence. Which petition you file depends on your relationship with the other person and the circumstances. The statutes and requirements vary depending on the type of injunction as well.

Since all domestic violence cases will have a hearing, it is important to have skilled litigators on your side. Attorney Stephanie Murphy is experienced and comfortable in the courtroom and is fully prepared to fight on your behalf. She is extremely knowledgeable of criminal statues, and knows how to evaluate the evidence to effectively and efficiently prepare your case. If there is also a criminal charge, she also can act as liaison with the prosecution or refer you to a reputable criminal defense attorney.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

Trust your legal matters to an experienced Sarasota domestic violence attorney who cares. Call us at 941-328-8142, or toll free at 800-679-3004, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards.