Domestic Violence Victim Attorneys
As a survivor of domestic abuse, you have a right to protection under Florida law. By seeking legal help from a Tampa domestic violence attorney, you can protect your rights and your safety. Quinn Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with strong representation.
What is domestic violence in Florida?
Florida statutes define domestic violence as any of the following actions taken against a family or household member by another household member:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
- Any criminal action resulting physical injury or death
Florida statutes consider that household members are:
- Former spouses
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Persons presently residing together as a family
- Persons formerly residing together as a family
- Parents of a child in common regardless of marriage or not
Victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. A Tampa lawyer can obtain a restraining order, which is legal injunction that prevents the abuser from contacting you at work or at home, or from being within a certain distance of your location. It can also prohibit communication through emails or texting. Domestic violence is often an issue during divorce proceedings. Proving domestic violence may affect the court’s decision regarding child custody and visitation.
Domestic violence can tear apart families and is a heart-wrenching issue for parties involved. Our firm works diligently protect your rights while also offering you compassionate legal counsel.