Domestic Violence cases are treated in an unusual way by the court system. The hearings are usually very brief – five minutes or less, but the issues at stake are enormous.
For the person seeking an injunction, the protection of the Court may be necessary for personal safety. In order to obtain an injunction, the party must prove that he or she has a genuine, reasonable fear of violence from the other party. Sometimes this requires more than testimony that he or she is in fear. A lawyer can help to prepare and present evidence proving that the fear is real and reasonable.
For the person against whom an injunction is sought, the stakes are very high. You can lose access to your home and your children. If a Domestic Violence injunction is entered against you, you will lose your right to keep and bear arms. If a Repeat Violence injunction is entered against you, you will lose your Concealed Weapons License. Careful and experienced lawyering is called for if these losses are to be prevented.
If you have petitioned for an injunction, or an injunction has been filed against you, call this office right away. Time is short.