Legal Information: Florida

Florida Crimes

Laws current as of
October 6, 2023

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an injunction, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have an injunction, you can still report the abuser to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Florida?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Florida?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Florida?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Florida that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of the crime in our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Florida?

For information about victims’ rights, services, and compensation in Florida, contact the Division of Victim Services of the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. You can also reach them at their toll-free number 1-800-226-6667.

The Victim Services Office of the Florida Department of Corrections offers information on a victim’s rights to be notified of an offender’s release date and location known as VINE.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

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