At Gonzalez & Rodriguez, P.L., we have the skill and experience to represent you in any type of domestic violence or repeat violence matter. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or repeat violence and seek a temporary or permanent injunction against another person, we will provide you with personalized and high-quality legal representation.
Since 2003, from our office in Coral Gables, Florida, our team of knowledgeable lawyers has represented individuals and businesses in Miami and throughout South Florida in domestic violence and repeat violence disputes. We serve a diverse clientele, including clients from Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. To discuss your case with us, call 305-461-4880 or Contact us online.
Experienced Representation in Domestic Violence/Repeat Violence
In Florida, domestic violence means, “[A]ny assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” Florida Statute § 741.28.
These actions must have been performed by your spouse, former spouse, person related to you by blood or marriage, living with you now or has lived with you in the past or other parent of your children whether or not you have ever been married or ever lived together. With the exception of persons who have children in common, the family or household members must have resided together in the past or be currently residing with you.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence or you have reason to believe you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim, you can file with the Court a petition for injunction for protection against domestic violence.
The Court will then consider all relevant factors alleged in the petition including but not limited to the following:
1. The history between the petitioner and the respondent, including threats, harassment, stalking, and physical abuse.
2. Whether the respondent has attempted to harm the petitioner or family members or individuals closely associated with the petitioner.
3. Whether the respondent has threatened to conceal, kidnap, or harm the petitioner’s child or children.
4. Whether the respondent has intentionally injured or killed a family pet.
5. Whether the respondent has used, or has threatened to use, against the petitioner any weapons such as guns or knives.
6. Whether the respondent has physically restrained the petitioner from leaving the home or calling law enforcement.
7. Whether the respondent has a criminal history involving violence or the threat of violence.
8. The existence of a verifiable order of protection issued previously or from another jurisdiction.
9. Whether the respondent has destroyed personal property, including, but not limited to, telephones or other communications equipment, clothing, or other items belonging to the petitioner.
10. Whether the respondent engaged in any other behavior or conduct that leads the petitioner to have reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.
If these circumstances do not apply to you, then you may be able to file a petition for protection against repeat violence. Repeat violence means, “[T]wo incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.” Florida Statute § 784.046.
Our team understands how important it is for you to be protected from being the victim of domestic violence and/or repeat violence.
Contact Our Coral Gables Professional Attorneys
To discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers in an free initial consultation, call us toll free at 305-461-4880 or Contact us online. We welcome all major credit cards.
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