A restraining order, also known as a protective order, is something used by the court to protect a person or entity. It is usually granted in cases involving domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. They can be used to prevent the offending party from contacting the person who files for the restraining order and keep the offending party a certain distance away.
If the injunction is temporary, you can vacate, dismiss, or modify a temporary order of protection once it has been filed, if you filed for it to begin with. The removal involves requesting the court to enter an order of dismissal and an explanation of why you no longer need the court's protection. If the order is permanent, you will need to file a motion with the court or write a letter to the judge and bring it or mail it to the intake location where you filed for the injunction.
However, if you are someone who is bound by a restraining order, you can have it dismissed or vacated by requesting a hearing with the courts and showing a change in circumstances since it was first issues. If the court finds your change in circumstances is satisfactory, the court may set a hearing where you can present evidence for reversing or revoking the injunction against you.
In either case, whoever wishes to remove the restraining order will require the help of a skilled Florida criminal defense attorney. Musca Law has more than 150 years of collective legal experience to offer your case. We capably serve clients throughout Florida, and we provide an aggressive criminal defense that includes attention to detail and exploiting the weaknesses of the prosecution's case. We also provide a high level of personal service, which includes providing you with information regarding the status of the case. Let us see what we can do for you.
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