If a person needs protection from someone who has harmed or made unwanted and harmful contact or communication with them, they can apply for an injunction. An injunction is a civil order issued by a court, placing limitations on the individual it’s issued against and prohibiting them from interacting with the protected person. Requesting protection requires filing a petition with the court and explaining what relief the protected person is asking for and why. Both parties will also be scheduled for a hearing to present their sides of the story to a judge. This can be an emotional, scary, and frustrating time for all involved. Still, whatever your situation, you do not have to go through the process alone.
At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, our Leesburg injunction lawyer is concerned with protecting the safety and rights of the people we serve. We provide legal representation with compassion and vigor. Whether you are seeking an injunction or one has been filed against you, when you hire us, you can be sure that you will have an advocate on your side prepared to pursue a just solution for you.
What Does an Injunction Do?
An injunction is a court order protecting a person from someone who has committed violence against them and/or makes them fear for their safety. It does this by placing various restrictions on the perpetrator.
Possible orders in an injunction include, but are not limited to:
- Not contacting the protected person in any way,
- Staying away from the protected person’s home, work, school, or other places they frequent,
- Leaving a shared residence, and/or
- Not purchasing or possessing firearms.
Although an injunction is a civil order, the person it’s issued against can face serious consequences if they violate it. They may be charged with contempt of court or a crime.