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repeat violence injunction

Repeat Violence


784.046. Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction;  powers and duties of court and clerk of court;  filing and form of petition;  notice and hearing;  temporary injunction;  issuance;  statewide verification system;  enforcement



(1) As used in this section, the term:



(a) “Violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.



(b) “Repeat violence” means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.


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