Restraining Orders in Miami
A restraining order is a court order that prohibits certain actions on the part of an individual named in the order. Most often, a restraining order will prohibit the individual named in the order from coming within a certain distance of a victim of domestic violence, stalking or harassment or will prohibit the individual from contacting the victim in any way whatsoever. A restraining order may also prohibit certain actions on the part of the individual, such as continued physical abuse. Restraining orders are most often associated with cases involving domestic violence.
Challenging a Florida Restraining Order
In Florida, after you are served a restraining order you have the right to challenge the allegations that have been brought against you. Perhaps you were accused of assaulting your spouse or an ex-girlfriend in some way. You may have been accused of stalking or harassment. Whatever the particular case, you do have the right to a hearing, wherein a judge will review the restraining order and will make a determination as to whether to make it more permanent or to cancel it entirely. Although you do not have to retain legal counsel for this hearing, having a lawyer at your side will most likely be extremely beneficial. After all, the alleged victim may have an attorney of their own, and you will need a professional to tell your side of the story and represent your interests.
Have you been served a restraining order?
Miami criminal defense attorney Michael Mirer assists clients throughout all of the greater South Florida area with restraining orders, challenging these and helping to eliminate frivolous orders in order to bring his clients the freedom they deserve. As a skilled trial attorney with over a decade of legal experience and with a background as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, attorney Michael Mirer has the knowledge and experience to effectively handle your restraining order.
Learn more about how you can challenge your restraining order by talking to a Miami criminal lawyer today. Contact our firm or take a few minutes to fill out a free case evaluation form!