S., committed in the presence of a person younger than 16 years of age; (3) Luring or enticing a child as described in Chapter 787, F.S.; (4) Sexual performance by a child as described in Chapter 827, F. Domestic violence means an 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.
You can go to any of the courthouse locations to file the Petition for Injunction.
In addition, the Victim Services Offices are available to assist victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, homicide and other violent crimes through crisis response, advocacy, therapy and community awareness.
Additionally, the Office of Court Improvement has produced two videos that discuss the injunction process and what to expect at a domestic violence injunction hearing.
These videos can provide additional information about what to expect while involved in the domestic violence process.
Who may file a repeat violence injunction: Any person who is the victim of repeat violence or the parent or legal guardian of any minor child who is living at home and who seeks an injunction for protection against repeat violence on behalf of the minor child.
Dating violence means violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.Florida Statutes outline what a petitioner may seek protection from in various types of petitions: If you believe you need an injunction, an attorney is not required.You are always free to retain an attorney to provide you additional assistance with the procedure. However, to inform petitioners about the injunction process, the Office of State Courts has created a brochure for petitioners that discusses many important issues.The Office of State Courts Administrator has forms that pertain to petitioners and respondents.The forms may be accessed on the Florida Supreme Court Self-Help forms site.Who may file a stalking injunction: Any person who is the victim of stalking or the parent or legal guardian of a minor child who is living at home who seeks an injunction for protection against stalking on behalf of the minor child.