What is an injunction?
An injunction is a court order issued by a judge that prohibits an individual from having contact with another individual. A violation of this court order can sometimes result in incarceration and other penalties assessed to the person who violates that injunction.
What is a domestic violence injunction?
A domestic violence injunction is a civil remedy available to the victim of a battery or an assault or other physical violence perpetrated by a family member or a household member. This injunction carries with it protections, which include a certain area that a person cannot come within, removing firearms from that individual, the… Read More »
What if the DCF investigation is based on false allegations?
Once a report’s made, the Department of Children and Families or the Child Protective Services are going to want to investigate that allegation. They’re going to want to determine whether or not the child has actually been harmed, in danger of being harmed, is being neglected, or is in danger of being neglected. Ultimately,… Read More »
What happens in a child protective investigation in Florida?
Whenever there is a complaint regarding alleged child abuse or neglect, the Department of Children and Families or the local sheriff’s office will sometimes send out a child protection investigator to look into the basis for that complaint. If the child protection investigator believes that enough information exists to substantiate that complaint then the… Read More »
What happens at the injunction hearing?
Well at the injunction hearing the petitioner and the respondent will appear. The petitioner is required to present evidence to support and show the court that they are a victim of domestic violent, or that they have a reasonable fear of imminent harm or danger to them.
What are the different types of injunctions for protection?
There are multiple different types of injunctions for protection, including domestic violence injunctions, repeat violence injunctions, injunctions against dating violence, and injunctions against stalking and harassment.
Can an attorney help me during the child protective investigation?
Absolutely. Whenever there is a child protection investigation, an attorney can help guide you through the process. Specifically, an attorney can meet with you ahead of time, speak with you, advise you as to what to expect, and assist you in making a determination as to whether or not you should provide an interview… Read More »
What is the purpose of a grand jury in Florida?
The purpose of a grand jury is to consider evidence that is brought before them by a prosecutor, and to make a recommendation as to whether they would bring an indictment to actually criminally charge somebody with a crime, and typically those are very serious crimes or they might be politically sensitive crimes, and… Read More »
What happens during a DCF investigation?
During a DCF investigation, there’s typically somebody assigned by the Department of Children and Families and that person is called a child protection investigator, also known as a CPI. That person is a sworn law enforcement officer and they are looking to gather any and all facts into evidence as it relates to a… Read More »
If a child protection investigator wants to talk to me, what should I do?
You should definitely contact an attorney. If a child protection investigator’s talking to you, they are looking into allegations that have been made against you about your conduct as it relates to how you treated a child. And that can be whether you abused a child, abandoned a child, or neglected a child. And… Read More »