Fort Lauderdale Restraining Order Attorney

After an alleged incident of domestic violence, a restraining order is often sought by the accuser. While the actual incident may result in criminal charges, the restraining order is a civil matter that is addressed in civil court. Whether it is deemed domestic violence, spousal abuse, domestic assault or family violence, the criminal and civil ramifications can have a life-altering impact on your future.

At the Fort Lauderdale office of Andrew M. Coffey, P.A., I represent clients in both the criminal and civil aspects of domestic violence cases. As a Florida board-certified criminal trial law specialist who has handled domestic violence and restraining order cases since 1996, I have a full understanding of the laws that apply to and govern these types of cases.

Together we can fight the domestic violence charges you may be facing and deal with the civil aspect of the restraining order. For a free initial consultation, please call 954-406-9272 or contact me online.

Dealing With Temporary Orders

I work hard to defend my clients against the extension of any temporary restraining orders. While a temporary order can be difficult, a permanent order can be devastating. I can gather information to show why the order should not be extended, such as how potentially false accusations of domestic abuse were the basis for the issuance of the temporary order, or that it was issued in response to a situation that is no longer an issue. Regardless of the reason that the temporary order was issued, I can fight for your rights in civil court in order to attempt to prevent the restraining order from becoming permanent.

Restraining Order Violations

If you have violated a restraining order, either intentionally or as the result of not knowing the specific limitations of the order, you may be facing serious consequences including jail time. Courts do not look favorably upon those who violate established orders, and a knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand your rights if you have violated a restraining order.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Restraining Order Lawyer

Restraining orders are very serious, and if you are faced with one that has been filed against you, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my office at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney.