If you are a victim of domestic violence or have reason to believe you are in danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, you should seek an order of protection or a domestic violence injunction against the aggressor. Florida law defines an act of domestic violence as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.
A domestic violence case begins with the filing of a petition seeking an injunction against the aggressor. If you allege sufficient basis to warrant an injunction, the court will immediately grant you a temporary injunction and give you a hearing date to return and present your case before a judge. At the hearing, the judge will determine if he/she will enter a permanent injunction for protection against domestic violence. Given the use of social media, texting, and emails, we have the experience in dealing with highly litigated cyberstalking cases. If you believe you are a victim of domestic violence, we recommend you seek immediate protection.
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