Domestic Violence Attorney- Clearwater, FL
Being safe in your own home is a fundamental right. If you feel that you may be in danger, or have experienced physical abuse, harassment, unlawful confinement, or are being denied necessary medication from a person in your household, it is your right to protect yourself and take legal action. The expert Domestic Violence Attorneys at Law Office of Kerya L. Koeut, P.A. can help you get a protective order and assist you in making a plan for personal protection. It is also your right to act as a representative for your minor children or disabled adults within your household who do not have the ability to secure legal protection for themselves, if you have reason to believe that they have been harmed or are in danger of harm.
Obtaining an Order of Protection
A Protection Order disallows an abuser to continue the abuse and is obtained through a court order. Because domestic violence issues are time sensitive matters, a Domestic Violence Lawyer is allowed to hastily act on your behalf in order to get an Emergency Protective Order, valid for 14-21 days. In order to protect the victim from additional abuse, it is customary not to inform the alleged suspect of the Emergency Protective Order that is to be placed.
There is an option while waiting for court appearances to have the court enter an Interim Order of Protection, which will be effective for up to 30 days. A Plenary Order of Protection, which will be effective for 2 years, may be entered by the court after the evidentiary hearing happens. All protection orders cover different components like prohibiting abuse, stay-away orders, exclusive possession of the marital residence, and child custody. Law Office of Kerya L. Koeut, P.A. not only helps you determine which type is right for your situation, they can assist with obtaining the different types throughout the process to ensure consistent protection for you and your family.
Protective Order Violations
Intentionally disobeying a protective order is considered a crime punishable by law. Whether an officer has seen the violation take place or not, as long as he has probable cause that an order has been violated, he has the right to immediately arrest without the virtue of a warrant. Domestic violence and protection order violations are taken very seriously. If a protective order has been violated, contact the police immediately, as well as Law Office of Kerya L. Koeut, P.A. so we can assist with pursuing further protective measures on your behalf.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer
If potential violence or neglect from another household member is imminent and you fear for the safety of your children, other members of your household, or yourself, seek help from a qualified Clearwater Domestic Violence Lawyer at Law Office of Kerya L. Koeut, P.A. right away. We will assist you in the process of obtaining protection, and help you put protective measures in place. If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence and are looking for representation and assistance, we can assist you as well.
Call Law Office of Kerya L. Koeut, P.A. at (727) 205-0322 for a FREE Consultation!