Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or need to respond to an injunction of domestic violence filed against you, the skilled Gainesville family law attorneys at McNeal Legal, LLC can help you find the resources available to you and explain your rights. As a victim, you have the right to request an injunction to keep the abuser away from you. You also have the right to press criminal charges for both emotional and physical abuse in a familial or close relationship. Types of abuse include physical harm or threats of physical harm, sexual battery, stalking (including online), and false imprisonment. As either a victim or respondent, you have a right to an array of civil protections. Domestic violence cases often involve important, time-sensitive issues, such as use of the home and time with children, which may impact future divorce proceedings.
Contact us as soon as possible if you are involved in a domestic violence allegation.