What Are The Consequences of an Injunction?

  1. Your ability to purchase and possess weapons and ammunition is affected.
  1. The final injunction is enforceable in 50 states.
  1. The final injunction may require you to leave a shared residence, restrict and limit visitation with minor children, and/or require you to pay support for minor children and/or the petitioner.
  1. If you violate a final injunction, you may be arrested and charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for each violation with a maximum sentence of one year in jail under Florida law.
  1. If you stalk the petitioner, a person with an injunction against you, you may be charged with a second-degree felony.
  1. You may be deported or your application for citizenship may be affected.
  1. Your employment applications or status may be affected, especially in certain fields if you are required to use weapons for work.
  1. Your professional licenses may be affected. Your admission into the military, schools, colleges, or universities may be affected.
  1. Federal law prohibits a person from possessing or transporting firearms and/or ammunition if they have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or are subject to a court order that was issued after a hearing for which the person received notice, and at which the person had an opportunity to participate; and
  1. Restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner, or if the order prohibits the person from engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and
  1. Includes a finding that the person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of uch intimate partner or child; or
  1. Explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury.

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