Skip to Content
South Florida Criminal Attorney
Free Case Evaluation 305-504-6655 | 305-542-9491
Restraining Orders Aggressive Trial Attorney With a Reputation

Miami-Dade County Restraining Order Attorney

What Is a Restraining Order?

Restraining orders, also known as protective orders in Florida, are court orders barring someone from having any contact with the person named on the order, or from visiting a certain location. Restraining orders in Florida are easy to obtain, by merely filing a form in court and advising a judge that there is abuse occurring, the restraining order is normally granted to protect from possible harm to the person.

Schedule your free consultation today!

A restraining order is normally granted due to any of the following:

These orders can also be misused by vengeful spouses to prevent a spouse from seeing their children or remaining in the home, or when a pending divorce is occurring.

A restraining order is a civil action that will clearly state what type of contact, if any, will be permitted between the person who made the alleged threats or violence against another person. Unfortunately, it has many dire consequences for the person barred from contact, including no access to your home or visitation with your children, possible consequences of being used against you in a divorce procedure, and a potential criminal record that can damage your reputation in future housing and employment situations.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Client Testimonials
    "Eric is a great lawyer."
    I was charged with three felony charges related to check fraud. Eric used his expert knowledge to help resolve the charges with one day of jail served on the day that I surrendered myself to have charges filed.
    - Former Client
    "In a stressful and confusing time Eric was like a breeze of fresh air."
    He made everything very clear and easy to understand and always kept me up to date with any changes.
    - Camila
    "If you want the best look no further."
    We highly recommend him and would not hesitate to supply a personal reference concerning his professional conduct and compassion.
    - Michael

What Makes Attorney Eric M. Matheny the Right Choice?

  • Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury Trials
    Attorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.
  • Recognized Criminal Defense Attorney
    Attorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by
  • Experienced Former Prosecutor
    With an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
  • A Trusted Voice in the News
    A featured commentator on The Rick Jensen Show on WDEL, on the radio program “Let's Talk About,” and in the Miami New Times, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and other publications.
  • Payment Plans Offered
    We believe everyone deserves high-quality legal representation at an affordable rate.

Take the First Step

Begin Building Your Defense Today - Available 24/7
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy