Know the Laws: Florida
UPDATED April 12, 2017
An injunction (protective order) is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Florida, you could qualify for an injunction for protection against domestic violence; an injunction against repeat, dating, or sexual violence; or an injunction for protection against stalking/cyberstalking, explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from abuse by a family or household member.
Three civil injunctions for victims of repeat violence, dating violence and sexual violence who don't qualify for a domestic violence injunction.
A civil injunction for victims of stalking and cyberstalking, which can be obtained against anyone who is stalking you.
Your Florida injunction for protection against domestic violence can be enforceable in another state.
If you are planning to move to Florida or are going to be in Florida for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.
WomensLaw.org thanks Suzanne Estrella, Managing Attorney at Florida Legal Services for her revisions and insight.