Backed by 15 Years' Experience as a Former State Prosecutor Specialized in Criminal Defense

Injunction Violations

In most cases, victims are encouraged to obtain a Restraining Order or Domestic Violence Injunction. The alleged victim will be required to file a sworn affidavit with the clerk's office alleging prior violent behavior and fear of future violence. If a temporary injunction is issued, and most of them are, the sheriff's department will serve a copy of the temporary injunction upon the respondent notifying him of the conditions as well as a court date to appear before a judge.

The judge has the power to place life-altering conditions upon the respondent, which can last for one year or more. These conditions include:

  • Not returning to the residence
  • Not having contact with the alleged victim
  • Altering visitation of shared children
  • Altering child support/alimony
  • Prohibit being to a particular area
  • Surrender all firearms
  • Other conditions

If you are accused of violating any of the conditions in place in an injunction, you could face criminal prosecution, which includes up to one year in jail. My firm works to prevent its clients from suffering any of the embarrassing and inconvenient conditions often associated with domestic violence injunctions and restraining orders. We make every effort to prevent the imposition of the injunction altogether and defend all alleged injunction violations.

These are some of the questions that must be asked:

  • Were there any independent witnesses that contradict the victim
  • Has the alleged victim changed their mind about the injunction
  • Is there independent evidence of the victim's bad character
  • Did the victim make sworn statements that can be proven to be false
  • Was the victim the aggressor in the incident
  • Can the violation be dismissed by completing a diversion program
  • Can we impact the prosecutors charging decision
  • Can a plea be negotiated to a lesser charge
  • Is the client eligible for the Domestic Violence Deferred Prosecution Program

Remember, if you are found guilty of violating the terms and conditions of a domestic violence injunction, the charge will remain on your criminal record for your lifetime. It is important to consult with an attorney who has experience with domestic violence injunctions.

Help preserve your individual rights. Contact us today.

Proven Record of Results

Award-Winning Experience on Your Side
  • All charges dropped. 2 Counts Battery
  • Reduced to 3 Counts. Wh/Adj 3 years probation. 5 Counts Possession of Child Pornography
  • Reduced to 2 counts. Wh/Adj and probation. 9 Counts - Possession of Child Pornography.
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • All charges Dropped. Aggravated Assault With Motor Vehicle
  • Reduced to Felony Battery, dismissed, sealed. Aggravated Battery
  • Reduced to Misd. Battery. Adjudication Withheld. Aggravated Battery
  • Case Dropped Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon)
  • All charges dropped. Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Case Dropped Aggravated Child Abuse

Our Clients Share Their Experience

Your Story Matters & We're Here to Help You
  • “Dedicated and Responsive”

    Former Client

  • “I was very satisfied with his services and he was the best attorney that I have had the experience working with.”

    Lloyd Law, Jr.

  • “Tim is one of the best prosecutors & one of the best trial attorneys I have ever worked with.”

    Legal Professional

  • “I could have not made a better investment on my future and that of my family.”

    Former Client

  • “Far surpassed my expectations”

    Jim

  • “He was professional, patient, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and compassionate.”

    Diane C.

  • “Tim Hessinger has an impeccable back ground in law with years of experience and it was demonstrated many times during the case in which he represented me.”

    Robert

  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

  • “Tim is well respected within the legal community.”

    Legal Professional

  • “All charges being dropped”

    David

  • “We are so grateful beyond words as to hiring such a dedicated attorney who always had our back.”

    Vivianna

  • “I have referred clients to him over the years with the confidence”

    Legal Professional

  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

    Former Client

  • “Brilliant and fearless advocate”

    Legal Professional

  • “One of the finest defense attorneys in the Tampa Bay”

    Legal Professional

Benefits of Choosing Tim Hessinger for Your Case

Why Clients Are Choosing Us
  1. Confidential, complimentary initial consultations
  2. Accepting calls and cases 24 hours a day
  3. Exclusively devoted to criminal defense
  4. Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals
  5. 15 years of experience in the State Attorney's office
  6. Named Prosecutor of the Year in 2004
Let's Get Started On Your Case
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please select an option.
  • Please enter a message.