Compassionate, Dedicated Florida Domestic Violence Attorney: Advocating for Victims' Justice
In Florida, domestic violence refers to any violence or credible threat of violence committed by one family or household member against another. There are many other types of injunctions a person can file for such as stalking or cyber-stalking.
Injunction: An individual who has been a victim of domestic violence or has reasonable cause to believe they are in imminent danger of becoming a victim can seek a restraining order, also known as an injunction for protection. These orders can prohibit the abuser from having contact with the victim ("no contact order) and may provide other forms of relief such as temporary custody of children and exclusive use of the residence.
Arrests: Law enforcement officers in Florida are generally required to arrest if they have probable cause to believe that domestic violence has occurred and the primary aggressor can be identified. This mandatory arrest policy aims to protect victims and hold offenders accountable.
Firearm Restrictions: Florida law prohibits individuals who have been convicted of a domestic violence offense or who are subject to certain restraining orders from possessing firearms or ammunition.