If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
Domestic violence is an extremely serious issue, whether you are the victim of violence or if you are accused of being a domestic abuser. Domestic violence is violence that happens in the home. It can happen in any relationship, even between children and adults. It also doesn’t have to be physical. It can be psychological, verbal, or even sexual.
At S.G. Morrow & Associates, we represent both victims and alleged abusers in the courts. We have been helping people with domestic violence cases for more than 20 years. But we do more than just defend you in court. We are also counselors. You need to understand your rights under the law as a victim or as the accused, and you need to know someone is on your side.
Just knowing what your rights are can be extremely empowering, even if you choose not to take action. One of the things that lock people in abusive relationships is feeling like there is no way out of the situation without catastrophic loss. Some feel like they’ll lose access to children or their homes if they choose to leave, or even approach the police. Many fear for their lives.
There are legal protections you can take, and the attorneys at S.G. Morrow & Associates can assist you in obtaining those protections. We can help you get a domestic violence injunction to protect you from your abuser. These are commonly known as restraining orders. So long as your abuser doesn’t violate the order, the situation will stay in civil court. But if it is violated, the criminal justice system will take over the situation.
Sadly, people do occasionally make false allegations of domestic violence or spousal abuse in relationships. This in itself is a form of abuse. It is using the justice system as a weapon. If this has happened to you, Attorney Morrow will fight aggressively in your defense. She will fight the charges vigorously to dissuade the court from issuing a permanent restraining order.
Unfortunately, once the permanent restraining order is put in place, it is very easy for the other person to allege a violation. Violations can have serious consequences, especially if immigration issues are involved.
Our job is to advise you of your rights and responsibilities when it comes to domestic violence. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about Florida domestic violence law. Call us at our Aventura office at 754-300-5900 or toll-free at 888-757-0901. We serve the entire South Florida region. Call us if you need an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Lauderhill , Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and all points between.