Because of the criminal charges a violation may bring, it is important for a party to work with his or her attorney in order to ensure that they understand the conditions of the injunction, the severity of a violation, and what is required by the court in regard to the terms and conditions of their particular injunction.If you have been served with a domestic violence injunction, seek the representation of a skilled and experienced Tampa domestic violence attorney immediately.If your petition for any of the restraining orders listed above is denied by the judge, you can use a supplemental affidavit to add facts, or clarify facts you wrote in your original petition, if you believe it necessary.Please see the instructions with the form to review the detailed requirements for the types of facts that you should consider for submission, depending on the type of petition for injunction that you filed.If you need Deputy Clerk to attest your signature, do not sign said document until you are in the presence of a Deputy Clerk at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.Once the petitioner or respondent has completed the Motion form document, the Deputy Clerk will forward the Motion to the Family Law Judge for review. If the Court grants the Motion, the Court will prepare an Order to reflect the modifications.
Often times a party fails to abide by the judge's ruling and a violation occurs.
If no criminal charges are to be filed, the violation paperwork will be forwarded to the Family Law Judge for review.
Both parties will be provided a copy in the event that any additional Orders are entered by the Court.
These sanctions include a jail sentence, probation, fines, community service, and other restrictions imposed by the criminal judge.
It is important to note that while the criminal case is pending, the original conditions of the domestic violence injunction remain in place and the Respondent is still subject to the civil court's contempt powers.
The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and De Soto Counties.