Restraining Order Violations in Florida
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In Florida, those who are allegedly victimized by domestic violence are
eligible to seek an injunction, also known as a protective or restraining
order. Violations of a restraining order can result in severe consequences,
which is why it is imperative to get skilled and reliable legal assistance
from an experienced lawyer.
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reputation, and freedom from a criminal conviction. With more than 20
years of combined experience, our Daytona criminal defense attorneys possess
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Penalties for Violating a Restraining Order
The state of Florida takes restraining orders in very serious manner. Violating
an injunction for a protection order is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable
by a maximum jail sentence of one year and fines of up to $1,000.
According to §741.31 of Florida Statutes, willfully violating a restraining
order can happen in the following ways:
- Refusing to vacate the shared home
- Going to the petitioner’s (victim) residence, school, place of employment,
or any specified place regularly frequented by the petitioner and any
of their family members
- Committing domestic violence
- Threatening acts of violence
- Contacting the petitioner directly or indirectly
- Destroying the petitioner’s personal property
- Refusing to give up firearms
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