In the United States, the grim reality is that a woman suffers abuse at the hands of an intimate partner every 7 seconds, and Florida reported a staggering 67,332 domestic violence cases in 2022 alone. Sadly, a significant number of these cases remain hidden, with nearly half going unreported.
At Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A., we understand the complex and sensitive nature of domestic violence. Our firm wants to ensure that all victims, especially women, are aware of the crucial steps they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Immediate Legal Protection: Seeking an Injunction
One of the most effective actions a victim (the Petitioner) can take is to seek an injunction through the court by filing a petition against their abuser (the Perpetrator). An injunction is a powerful legal tool that can provide immediate relief and protection by:
- Prohibiting the abuser from contacting the victim or their family.
- Granting the victim exclusive use of their home.
- Awarding temporary custody of any children involved.
- Requiring the abuser to surrender firearms and ammunition.
HOW TO FILE A PETITION:
There are 5 simple steps that you or your loved ones (see below) can take to get protection from the Court: