Repeat Violence Injunctions and Restraining Orders In Florida
How to get an injunction or restraining order for repeat violence?
Restraining orders (known as injunctions in Florida) for protection against repeat violence are controlled by § 784.046, Florida Statutes.
Under § 784.046, Florida Statutes, you may qualify for an injunction or restraining order if you are the victim of “repeat violence”. Florida law defines, “repeat violence” as “two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.” § 784.046(b), Florida Statutes.
Under Florida law, “violence” is defined as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.” § 784.046(a), Florida Statutes.
Again, in accordance with Florida law you must prove two separate instances of violence. One act of violence must have occurred within six (6) months of filing the petition.
Domestic Violence Restraining Order or Injunction Attorney
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