6th Aug 2018
A South Florida criminal defense attorney is often contacted by individuals who have received notice that an injunction has been filed against them. However, these individuals often do not have a firm understanding of all of the rights that are at stake. A South Florida criminal defense attorney can assess the allegations against you and help to protect you from the following negative consequences associated with injunctions:
Criminal Background Information
When a future employer or landlord conducts a criminal background check on you, this information will show up. This information will continue to follow you for years to come if a final injunction is granted against you.
Restrictions on Second Amendment Rights
If a final injunction is granted against you, you can be prohibited from buying a firearm or other weapon. You may be required to give up any weapons that you own. Your employment opportunities could be limited if you are required to carry a firearm.
Loss of Residence
A final injunction can result in your needing to leave a residence you share with the alleged victim. You might be denied other housing options due to the injunction.
Florida courts always consider what is in the best interest of the child when making decisions related to child custody or visitation. A final injunction finding that you have been violent to the other parent of your children or others, it can seriously impact your ability to have meaningful time with your children.
If you are not a United States citizen, an injunction can cause immigration problems, such as being removed from the country or being denied the opportunity to become a citizen.
Possibility of More Legal Problems
If you violate the injunction, you can face additional charges for violating the protective order or stalking.