The Nasty Effects of a Domestic Injunction
A criminal history will absolutely kill your chances of getting a job, we all know this. But there's another grenade that can blow up your clean record--and that's an injunction.
These nasty things show up on background checks, so you need to fight to make sure this injunction isn't granted.
If an injunction is granted, Florida Statute 790.233 prohibits the possession of a firearm while you're under the injunction. So, worst case scenario, folks who have been issued permanent injunctions may never possess a firearm again. What's worse is that, if your job requires you to have a firearm, like a security guard, TSA agent, police officer, well then an injunction will get you fired.
Most colleges will not accept you if there's an outstanding injunction. Injunctions can cause trouble at work, I've seen this too many times, where the granting of the injunction is just the beginning. The twisting of the knife comes after the injunction is in place, so don't be shocked if your employer gets word of the injunction.
My concern on having one of these granted is the criminal charges coming out of violating an injunction for accidentally being somewhere that the other person is. These things give way too much power to someone that already doesn't like you. They can just pick up the phone, "Oh, I saw him nearby me" and you may be arrested soon thereafter. Too much power.
And if all this isn't bad enough, try finding a place to live while under an injunction. Unfortunately, you will get denied an apartment or rental because injunctions just spell drama, and many apartments and home owner associations won't approve you when they see this sort of thing on your background.
Don't let this happen to you, make sure you fight to keep this off your record. Get yourself protected with a good local attorney. I'm John Guidry, and if you're facing an injunction in Orange County, Seminole, or Osceola County, give me a call, let's see if we can help you out. Thanks for watching, take care.