Domestic Violence Injunctions
Whittel & Melton, LLC
11020 Northcliffe Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Serving Hernando County - Spring Hill, Brooksville, Weeki Wachee
Domestic violence is when of one family member physically or emotionally abuses their or partner or another family member. Domestic violence can take many forms including sexual battery, sexual assault stalking, assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and in some unfortunate situations, murder. Florida law enforcement takes domestic violence very seriously. Usually if a call is made to 911 about a domestic disturbance, law enforcement has a policy of making an arrest, regardless of what transpired at the home.
Brooksville, FL Domestic Violence Injunction Lawyers
The Domestic Violence Attorneys at Whittel & Melton represent those charged with domestic violence crimes and also represent victims of domestic violence in divorce and other family law matters in Spring Hill, Brooksville and throughout Hernando County.
Representation of victims of Domestic Violence
If you have been physically, verbally or sexually abused by your current or former spouse, someone you once dated, another member of your household, DO NOT WAIT TO SEEK HELP. Contact the Law Office of Whittel & Melton for a consultation and we will immediately go to court to request that a temporary injunction be issued against the abuser.
A temporary injunction--sometimes called a restraining order--prevents the person named in the order from contacting you or coming near you. The person must move out of the home immediately and if they violate the injunction by seeing you or contacting you, they can be held accountable by a judge and possibly be sentenced to jail time. Our Attorneys can represent you at a hearing to make the temporary injunction permanent.
Spring Hill, FL Domestic Violence Injunction Attorneys
One misnomer that many people aren't aware, victims of domestic violence are not only those involved in "romantic" relationships. Protection orders can also be taken out against violent adult children and children who abuse elderly family members in a household.
Representing the Falsely Accused
Sadly, some people exploit the intent of domestic violence laws by making false accusations of domestic violence in anger or to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings. However, an accusation of domestic violence has immediate and lasting consequences for the accused. For example, if you have been named in a restraining order, you will have difficulty in gaining custody or visitation rights and you won't be treated equally in other divorce issues.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, do not assume that the truth alone will protect you. Contact the Hernando County Domestic Violence Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or via phone at (352) 666-2121 to schedule a consultation. We work as hard to protect legitimate victims of domestic violence as we do to assert the rights of clients who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.