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Injunction for Protection Hearings in Plant City, FL

Certain domestic violence injunction cases in Hillsborough County, FL, are heard at the Plant City Courthouse, instead of the main courthouse in downtown Tampa. If you are served with a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence (or repeat violence, dating violence or stalking) either with or without children, the paperwork that you receive may tell you that the return hearing is scheduled at the Plant City Courthouse in Division "S" or "V" for the "East Circuit."

Currently, these actions for protection against violence are heard by one of two judges in Plant City - either the Honorable Judge Art E. McNeil, Circuit Court Judge, or the Honorable Judge Jennifer X. Gabbard, Circuit Court Judge.

Violence injunctions are serious and come with a lifetime of consequences. Contact an attorney experienced with defending people against false or exaggerated accusations during violence injunction hearings. Call 813-250-0500 to speak with Leslie Sammis or Jason Sammis about the particular facts of your case. We provide free and confidential consultations and welcome your calls.

Last updated by on Friday, May 8, 2015.


Which Judge in Plant City, FL, will Hear my Injunction Case?

For violence injunction cases in the Plant City courthouse assigned in division "S" are heard by The Honorable Art E. McNeil in courtroom 1, and in Division "V" are heard by The Honorable Jennifer X. Gabbard, in courtroom 3.

Restraining order hearings move very quickly so it is always to your advantage to hire a qualified attorney as quickly as possible. Injunction hearings for an order of protection against domestic violence, dating violence, or repeat violence are typically heard by:

Division S - Planty City Courthouse
The Honorable Art E. McNeil, Judge for Hillsborough County
Courtroom 1
302 N. Michigan Avenue
Plant City, FL 33563
Division V - Planty City Courthouse
The Honorable Jennifer X. Gabbard, Judge for Hillsborough County
Courtroom 3
302 N. Michigan Avenue
Plant City, FL 33563

What is a Violence Injunction?

Under Florida law, a "violence injunction" is defined to include injunctions for protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. These violence injunctions are also called "restraining orders" because the order prevents the respondent from doing certain things.

 


Finding a Qualified Attorney for a Violence Injunction Hearing in Plant City, FL

If you were served with an injunction for protection in Plant City, FL, then contact an experienced attorney at the Sammis Law Firm. We only represent respondents in these cases. We do not represent the petitioner.

Call the attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm to discuss the best approach to defending yourself against an injunction at the Plant City Courthouse.