To get a repeat violence injunction in Florida, the petitioner is required to demonstrate to the court by competent substantial evidence that there have been two separate incidents of violence or stalking – one of which has to have occurred within the past 6 months. The two incidents of violence have to be directed at the petitioner or a member of the petitioner’s immediate family. Sending unwanted flowers or non-threatening letters or cards are not sufficient to constitute stalking.
Usually this type of injunction is filed in neighbor on neighbor cases, co-worker against another co-worker, friend on friend or other relationships that are not domestic or dating related.
To obtain or fight a domestic violence injunction, there are several steps you need to take.
Learn more about this statute here.