• Attorney Arna D. Cortazzo

Injunctions (Restraining orders) can impact your job as well as your life, especially here on the Sp


Stress is a part of life. Stress in a relationship can be managed if both people are open to honest communication. Some times, it's easier said than done. Arguments are a fact of life, and sometimes those arguments can get heated. It becomes a much more serious situation, however, when things spiral out of control.

If your partner calls the police, the officers that arrive may believe that they have to take some action in response to a domestic call, regardless of what they find when they arrive on the scene. Even when you call the police, they could decide you are the aggressor.

The police officers may detain you or place you under arrest in order to separate you and your partner while they determine what happened. In heated situations, the truth may be distorted. Depending on the situation, you may be accused of a violent crime. Law enforcement officers often advise that a "restraining order" is necessary.

Whether you are the accused or the victim, an experienced lawyer can help you navigate the stressful legal system of injunctions. If you are the victim, acting quickly and filing the correct type of injunction is critical A clerk will help, but we have seen some clerks file the wrong type of injunction resulting in a dismissal by the court.

If you are the accused, an injunction can have a significant impact on your life. Here, in Brevard County an injunction could impact your job, especially if you have a security clearance. In addition to having the order show up on all security clearances and background checks, you must ensure that you don't inadvertently violate the terms of the order, which will result in much greater consequences and the possibility of jail.

Both sides will have a chance to explain what happened to a Judge at an injunction hearing that takes place soon after the initial filing . Witnesses may be called to testify. The other person may try to introduce evidence such as video recordings, social media posts, text messages and emails. An experienced lawyer like Arna D. Cortazzo can advocate on your behalf and ensure that your rights are protected. Call us now at (321) 690-2363 or email us at advocates@cortazzolaw.com to learn more.


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