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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are taken very seriously in Florida, by both criminal and civil courts. For his or her protection, a victim of domestic violence has the right to petition the courts to create a legal document requiring the perpetrator of violence to stay away from the victim’s home or any place the victim visits frequently.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and wish to pursue legal action in family court, the law office of Benjamin J. Cox is here to help you.

What Constitutes a Domestic Violence act?

Domestic violence cases in the State of Florida contain two basic elements. The first is the actual violent act—whether done overtly or through threats of violence—and the second is that the act must be committed against a victim with whom the perpetrator has a familial relationship.

The State of Florida considers any of the following actions to be acts of domestic violence:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any other criminal offense that results in physical injury, harm, or death.

Obtaining an Injunction for Protection (Restraining Order)

Victims of domestic violence, or individuals living in fear of imminent domestic violence have the right to petition the courts for an Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence (also known as a Restraining Order) requiring that the perpetrator of violence stay a certain distance away from the victim. Restraining orders often provide victims of domestic violence with a sense of comfort in knowing that their safety and security is protected by the force of the law.

If you feel that you are in need of an Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence, count on the Law Office of Benjamin J. Cox to provide you with dedicated and tenacious legal representation to get your petition filed swiftly and effectively.

Contact Cox Law Firm today at (352) 343-0091 or use our online contact form to request more information or to schedule an appointment regarding domestic violence issues.

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You don’t have to do this alone.

If you need help getting through the divorce, custody or support process, then contact the offices of Benjamin J. Cox and we will be glad to help.

Or, you can call our office at (352) 343-0091.

Or, you can stop by our office in downtown Tavares, just steps from the Lake County Courthouse.

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