Domestic violence is an all too common situation in Florida. Domestic Violence is defined in the Florida Statute 741.28 being "any assault, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit". Domestic Violence is also looked at in three different manners; Physical abuse, Verbal abuse, and Sexual abuse. Physical abuse would be a physical assault such as pushing, slapping, kicking, choking, and beating. Verbal Abuse would be intimidating conversations followed by acting with anger and stalking. and sexual abuse is as it sounds, unwanted sexual touching or forced sexual acts upon someone. So if one or more of these domestic abuses occur, and occur by persons who meet criteria as stated in statute 741.28, then what can you as a victim of domestic abuse do to protect yourself? Well you can petition for a domestic violence injunction on the assaulter. This can be accomplished at your local law enforcement office's domestic violence division, and they would assist you in filing the proper injunction. So, an injunction does what exactly? The injunction is essentially a court order that demands the offender to stop doing an action to the other party. This is done in order to protect further damage to the victim of the actions that take place. Domestic violence is a criminal act that won't disappear with time. If you are dealing with this type of violence against you it is important to get assistance through the law enforcement and legal channels. If you are in the Tampa area and need a lawyer that can help you with Domestic violence, and help you protect yourself and receive proper compensation for damages caused by your abuser, be sure to contact a Tampa Criminal Lawyer today. Denmon & Denmon Trial Lawyers are here to protect you. You can visit us on the web at http://www.denmonlaw.com ,call us at 813-554-3232, or stop by our office at 918 W Kennedy Blvd. , Tampa , FL 33606. You can also receive a free consultation from a dedicated and competent attorney. So contact a Tampa Criminal Attorney today.