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Like any legal issue involving familial relationships, domestic violence is a tricky and sensitive criminal case. Many victims are hesitant to report such crimes because they are afraid or ashamed to press charges against a family member. Fortunately, The Law Office of Verna Popo is here to help you fight for your rights.

West Palm Beach Domestic Violence Attorney domestic violence attorney 1 As an experienced and trusted law firm, we provide effective legal solutions to any West Palm Beach domestic violence case. We will take every necessary legal measure to protect you from your abuser during and after the case hearing, ensuring that we will proactively represent you before the court as well. 

Whether you’ve been abused by someone in your household or by a person you’re romantically involved with, our domestic violence lawyers offer a free initial consultation to hear your story without judgment.

We also guarantee that your details will be held with 100% confidentiality.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a West Palm Beach Domestic Violence lawyer!

Defining Domestic Violence

West Palm Beach law defines domestic violence as any criminal offense involving (1) violence or physical harm, (2) threat of violence or physical harm, (3) or any attempt to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm that occurred between people of the same family or household.

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“Family or household” is defined by law to be people who are related in the following ways:

  1. Husband and wife
  2. Former husband and wife
  3. People related by blood or marriage, including children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and parents
  4. People living together as a family
  5. People who used to live together as a family
  6. People who have children together

Even if you and your abuser are not related by blood or marriage, but you live together, and in an intimate relationship, an act of abuse can still fall under domestic violence. Also, abuse that happens between same-sex partners who are living together will still be treated as domestic violence.

Dating violence is also defined under Florida Statutes. It is defined as an act of violence between people who, within the last six months, have or have had a significant relationship that is intimate or romantic in nature.

Some types of domestic violence include assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, stalking, kidnapping, and false imprisonment. 

If you want a better understanding of what classifies as domestic violence and what you can do to protect yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to contact our West Palm Beach domestic violence attorneys.

Legal Protection From Violence

Aside from shame, one big reason victims of domestic violence are afraid to press charges is the fear for their safety. You may think that your abuser will only become so angry that they’ll harm you even more.

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Fortunately, The Law Office of Verna Popo is an experienced legal service provider that will ensure your safety from the moment you choose to press charges. 

Our West Palm Beach domestic violence lawyers will represent you in filing a petition for a protective order. We will expertly establish that there is reasonable cause to believe that you’re in imminent danger of becoming a victim of an act of domestic violence.

All the documents and evidence necessary will be organized and submitted to ensure that after the court evaluates all the relevant factors, you will be granted a temporary protective order. This order is effective for 15 days, during which a hearing for a permanent protective order will take place.

If you file for a protective order, typical injunctions include:

  1. Your abuser is not allowed to communicate with you.
  2. Your abuser is not allowed near your home, school, or workplace.
  3. Your abuser is ordered to pay for your residence.
  4. Your abuser is not allowed to possess a firearm; and
  5.  Your abuser is not allowed to drink alcohol.

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The Law Office of Verna Popo understands that it can be scary to fight against abuse that’s done by someone close to you. However, it is your right to protect yourself, and the legal system gives you a chance to prevent your abuser from harming other people, whether in your household or not.

Don’t wait before one’s life is in grave danger before you take action. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, reach out to our West Palm Beach, FL domestic violence lawyers and let us provide you with protection and justice.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a West Palm Beach Domestic Violence lawyer!