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Restraining Orders

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January 27, 2020

What protections can I get in an injunction for protection against stalking?

In an ex parte temporary injunction, the judge can:

  • order the respondent to not commit any act of stalking against you;
  • include any terms in the order that the judge thinks is necessary for your protection;
  • include any orders directed at law enforcement.1

In a final injunction, the judge can:

  • order all of the protections listed above; and
  • order the respondent to participate in treatment, intervention, or counseling services to be paid for by the respondent.2

Note: The judge may also refer you (the petitioner) to appropriate services by giving you a list of certified stalking centers, certified rape crisis centers, and other appropriate referrals in your area which you may contact.2

1 Fla. Stat. § 784.0485(3)(e),(5)(a)
2 Fla. Stat. § 784.0485(6)(a)