Have you had a permanent injunction for protection against domestic violence, dating violence or repeat violence entered against you? Did you know that even though your injunction supposedly is “permanent” you can nonetheless get it dissolved under certain circumstances? The recent First District Court of Appeal case of James Hobbs v. Lesley Hobbs illustrates how it can be done.
Mr. and Ms. Hobbs lived in Pensacola. In June of 2000, while separated and going through their second divorce, Mr. Hobbs stopped by his former residence and found Ms. Hobbs in bed with another man. Mr. Hobbs pushed Ms. Hobbs. She pushed back and punched him in the face. Mr. Hobbs left the home. He returned a few hours later with a police officer to retrieve a gun he kept at the home.
Ms. Hobbs petitioned for an injunction for protection against domestic violence. She described the incident at her home and alleged Mr. Hobbs had stalked her. The petition for injunction was granted. Ms. Hobbs soon moved away from the area. Continue reading