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The Consequences of Violating a Domestic Violence Injunction in South Florida

Updated: Mar 29, 2023



Obtaining a domestic violence injunction in South Florida is an important step in protecting yourself and your loved ones from abuse. However, it's essential to understand the consequences of violating a domestic violence injunction. In this blog post, we will discuss the consequences of violating a domestic violence injunction in South Florida and how Gantt Legacy Law can help.


Consequences of Violating a Domestic Violence Injunction in South Florida

In South Florida, violating a domestic violence injunction can result in serious legal consequences. If the injunction is violated, the alleged abuser may be arrested and charged with a first-degree misdemeanor or even a felony, depending on the circumstances of the violation. The consequences of violating a domestic violence injunction may include:


  1. Arrest and Detainment: If a person violates a domestic violence injunction, they may be arrested immediately, without a warrant, and held in custody until they can appear before a judge.

  2. Criminal Charges: Violating a domestic violence injunction is a criminal offense that can result in criminal charges. These charges can include a first-degree misdemeanor or even a felony if the violation resulted in bodily harm or property damage.

  3. Fines and Penalties: A person who violates a domestic violence injunction may be subject to fines, penalties, and other court-ordered sanctions.

  4. Custody and Visitation Issues: A person who violates a domestic violence injunction may face restrictions on custody and visitation with their children.

  5. Other Legal Consequences: Violating a domestic violence injunction can also have other legal consequences, such as impacting child custody or visitation rights, and affecting employment or housing opportunities.


How Gantt Legacy Law Can Help


If you have obtained a domestic violence injunction in South Florida and your abuser has violated the injunction, it's essential to seek legal assistance. Gantt Legacy Law can help you navigate the legal process and ensure your rights are protected. Our experienced attorneys can help you file a motion for contempt and pursue legal action against your abuser for violating the injunction.


Violating a domestic violence injunction in South Florida can have serious legal consequences. If you have obtained a domestic violence injunction and your abuser has violated it, it's essential to seek legal assistance. Gantt Legacy Law can help you navigate the legal process and pursue legal action against your abuser. Don't hesitate to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect yourself and your loved ones from domestic violence.

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