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Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are laws to protect you from further violence. You must have a reasonable fear for your safety. If you believe you have been a victim of domestic violence, there are community resources available to assist you with living arrangements and legal protection. You should immediately report the violence to law enforcement. A delay in acting may affect your legal rights.

A Domestic Violence Injunction proceeding is a civil proceeding; however, there can be serious consequences for your employment opportunities if an Injunction is entered against you by a Court. If someone alleges that you have been the instigator of domestic violence, you should take the matter seriously and consult legal counsel immediately.

The Court system provides an environment that is safe for the alleged victim and fair to the alleged perpetrator. Whether you believe you've been a victim or believe you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you should seek recourse in the Courts.

There are also laws which address stalking and other forms of harassing behaviors. We provide counsel concerning domestic violence and related issues. We treat each case with the serious attention that the matter requires.

Links & Resources

Orange County

Orange County Sheriff Victims Advocate
Telephone: (407) 254-7000

Coalition For the Homeless Victims Program
Telephone: (407) 425-2502

Harbour House of Central Florida
(407) 886-2856


Seminole County

Seminole County Sheriff Victim Services
Telephone: (407) 665-6546

SafeHouse of Seminole
(407) 330-3933 Hotline


Osceola County

Osceola Sheriff Victims Advocate
Telephone: (407) 348-1193

Kissimmee Police Domestic Violence Advocate
Telephone: (407) 847-0176

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