En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

Back to Florida overview

Chapter 741. Chapter 741 Marriage; Domestic Violence

back to top741.281. Court to order batterers' intervention program attendance

If a person is found guilty of, has adjudication withheld on, or pleads nolo contendere to a crime of domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, that person shall be ordered by the court to a minimum term of 1 year's probation and the court shall order that the defendant attend a batterers' intervention program as a condition of probation. The court must impose the condition of the batterers' intervention program for a defendant under this section, but the court, in its discretion, may determine not to impose the condition if it states on the record why a batterers' intervention program might be inappropriate. The court must impose the condition of the batterers' intervention program for a defendant placed on probation unless the court determines that the person does not qualify for the batterers' intervention program pursuant to s. 741.325. The imposition of probation under this section does not preclude the court from imposing any sentence of imprisonment authorized by s. 775.082.


Laws 1995, c. 95-195, § 19; Laws 1996, c. 96-392, § 2. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 2001-50, § 8, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 2002-55, § 10, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Laws 2012, c. 2012-147, § 8, eff. July 1, 2012.