Miami Injunction Defense Attorneys

Family Law - Injunction Defense

An injunction is a civil proceeding in which a person seeks to have a court order for protection. The injunction procedure in Florida is complex and happens quickly. Therefore, if you are defending an injunction you likely need an attorney and you need one quickly. An attorney can get extensions of time to prepare for the final hearing, can take depositions and obtain witnesses who are favorable to you. Additionally, an experienced injunction defense attorney can discredit witnesses, find inconsistencies in stories, and thoroughly cross-examine witnesses.


  • Domestic Violence
  • Repeat Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking

Injunction Defense FAQ
What happens if you break an injunction?

If you are accused of violating a protective injunction in the state of Florida, you could be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. This means that you could face up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines.

How long does an injunction last?

A temporary injunction typically lasts only a matter of days and is only meant to provide protection until a final hearing can take place. The court can decide to provide a set period of time at which a final injunction will expire (such as one year), or the court can decide not to set an expiration date. In such a case, either party can later ask the court to end the injunction.

How to fight an injunction?

A temporary or permanent injunction is likely to negatively impact child custody, visitation, child support and other parts of your divorce. If there is an injunction against you, you need to fight it as quickly as possible. A lawyer can help you take decisive action.

The difference between restraining order and injunction?

There is no difference between an injunction for protection and a restraining order. Both are injunctions that prevent you and the person you believe is harassing you from continuing the questionable behavior. When an injunction is issued, the two parties are not permitted to contact each other or go within 500 feet of the other. If an injunction is violated, you will be prosecuted criminally.

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