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Restraining Order Defense Lawyers in Fort Myers

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If a restraining order is issued in your name, it could restrict you from contacting certain people or going to particular places. In some cases, the person’s request for an injunction could be unwarranted and based on false claims. Before the court issues an order of protection against you, it will schedule a hearing during which you can fight the allegations. Because the outcome of the proceedings could have a substantial impact on your life, it is best to have experienced legal representation on your side. At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, our attorneys are ready to provide the effective counsel you need in these types of matters.

Speak with one of our lawyers about your case by calling us at (239) 970-6844.

Types of Orders and Restrictions

In Florida, a person could petition for several kinds of restraining orders that limit what the individual against whom the injunction is filed against can and can’t do.

Orders of protection can include:

  • Domestic violence: filed by a family or household member
  • Repeat violence: filed by a person who doesn’t have a domestic relationship with the accused
  • Dating violence: filed by a person, or their parent/guardian, who has a dating relationship with the accused
  • Sexual violence: filed by a person who is the alleged victim of a sex offense
  • Stalking: filed by a person who accuses someone else of unwanted contact

The limitations placed on the individual vary depending on the type of restraining order issued against them.

The restrictions include, but are not limited to, being:

  • Forced to leave the home
  • Barred from contacting, whether directly or through a third party, the petitioner
  • Required to pay temporary child/spousal support
  • Ordered to attend counseling or treatment
  • Restricted from going to the petitioner’s home or work

Fighting Against a Restraining Order

Understanding that unscrupulous individuals might have malicious reasons to petition for a restraining order, we will take the time to listen to your side of the story and build a solid legal strategy on your behalf. Our Fort Myers lawyers will conduct a detailed review of the claims made against you and gather evidence to challenge the accusations.

Get over 70 years of combined legal experience on your side by calling us at (239) 970-6844 or contacting us online.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español