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Legal Information: Florida
Updated: January 27, 2020
Do I have to register my protection order in FL in order to get it enforced?
No. Florida state law gives full protection to an out-of-state protection order as long as it meets the federal requirements, as explained in How do I know if my protection order is good under federal law? It does not have to be registered in Florida for a Florida police officer to enforce your order.
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