Relationships can be stressful for any Sarasota County residents. Whether within a marriage or a dating relationship, arguments are a fact of life, and sometimes those arguments can get heated. It becomes an altogether more serious situation, however, when your partner calls the police.
Police will often feel as if they have to take some action in response to a domestic call, regardless of what they find when they arrive on the scene. They could detain you or even place you under arrest in order to separate you and your partner, on the premises that they need time to work out all the details of what happened. They may say they are allowing you and your partner time to cool off and resolve things on your own.
Depending on the situation, your partner may even accuse you of violent crimes and tell the police that a restraining order is necessary. This can have a significant impact on your life, even if you have no desire to see that person ever again. In addition to having the order show up in your background from now on, you may have to take great pains to ensure that you don't inadvertently violate the terms of the order -- or risk even greater consequences. For married couples with children, obviously this can be an incredibly difficult situation to navigate successfully.
You will have a chance to tell your side of the story before a judge at a hearing that usually takes place soon after the initial filing for a restraining order. An experienced legal professional like D. Scott Reith can advocate on your behalf at this point. As a former prosecutor, D. Scott Reith has firsthand knowledge of Florida's criminal justice system and a track record of standing up for clients' rights in cases involving accusations of violent crimes.