If a family member is a victim of domestic violence, stalking or harassment, they may file a petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
Where is the Domestic Violence Injunction Filed?
In most cases, the victim files this document in family court.
Is a Domestic Violence Injunction Always issued?
If the facts warrant, a judge will issue a temporary injunction and set a hearing in the future to determine whether the injunction will remain in place, made permanent, or dismissed.
What are the penalties involved with a permanent Domestic Violence Injunction?
The injunction itself will become a permanent part of your record. Having a domestic violence injunction against you will also result in you not being able to possess a firearm. You will be closely examined upon entering or leaving the country. Another consequence associated with a domestic violence injunction is potentially being required to take twenty-six (26) weeks of Domestic Violence classes.
How can I avoid a Permanent Domestic Violence Injunction?
Hire an experienced Domestic Violence Attorney to defend your rights at the permanent injunction hearing. It is important to hire a specialized Domestic Violence Attorney, because having a permanent injunction on your record carries certain harsh penalties.
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