Family lawyer, family attorney, family law firm, criminal lawyer, Sarasota County, Bradenton, Desoto, Pinellas, Manatee County, Florida.

1800 2nd Street, Suite 882, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941-227-4945 | Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

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Unfortunately, there are times where one party will abuse the law and use it to their advantage, even though there has been no instance of domestic violence. This often occurs when one party wants to gain an advantage in certain situations, such as a divorce or paternity case, as domestic violence orders can award exclusive use and possession of a shared residence and/or preclude one party from having meaningful contact or any contact at all with a minor child.


To help parties who have been falsely accused of domestic violence, our office will endeavor to demonstrate:

  • That you are not a violent person and have not committed domestic violence.
  • The Petition for Injunction should be denied.
  • That the other party is simply trying to gain an unfair advantage in another case, if applicable.

Injunction final hearings typically occur much quicker than most court hearings; often times, injunction final hearings will occur within 2-3 weeks. Since these hearings occur so quickly, it is very important that the case and allegations be investigated as quickly and thoroughly as possible.


Some steps, when applicable, our office will take to investigate your case include:

  • Taking the deposition of the accusing party
  •  Speaking with any law enforcement personnel
  •  Issuing subpoenas to witnesses and/or law enforcement


Contact our office today to discuss your injunction defense options and how our office can assist you in protecting your rights.

Schedule a no-cost consultation

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If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, don't wait! Call our office at (941) 227-4945 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with the attorney today.


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