Domestic/Repeat Violence FAQ's
FLORIDA STATUTE 741.30 - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Your relationship with the person whom the injunction is being filed against must be that of a spouse, an ex-spouse, a relative by blood or marriage or a person who lives or has lived with you in the same dwelling as a family unit, anyone who lives or has lived with you in the same dwelling as a family unit, or anyone with whom you have had a child, with or without having lived together.
Domestic Violence must have occurred between you and this person or you must have reasonable cause to believe that domestic violence is about to occur between you and this person in order to be eligible to obtain an injunction under this statute.
An assault does not have to be physical violence. An assault can occur if someone intentionally threatens to cause you physical violence, even if they do not touch you. This threat must be by word or act and the person threatening you must have done something to make you believe that this violence is about to happen. If the person uses a deadly weapon when committing this act, it is an aggravated assault.
An act of Domestic Violence becomes a battery when someone intentionally touches you without your permission. If that person's touching you causes you great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement, or if the person uses a deadly weapon, or if you were pregnant and the person knew or should have known, the act becomes an aggravated battery.
If someone purposefully follows or harasses you repeatedly over a period of time for no legitimate purpose, which causes you a great amount of emotional stress, they have committed the act of stalking. If in doing this they threaten your life or threaten to cause injury to you, with the intent to cause you to reasonably fear for your safety, then the act becomes Aggravated Stalking.
FLORIDA STATUTE 784.046 - REPEAT VIOLENCE
IF YOUR PETITION FOR AN INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION IS GRANTED
IF YOUR PETITION FOR AN INJUNCTION FOR PROTECTION IS DENIED