Under florida law dating violence is considered domestic violence

12-Apr-2017 20:51

There are a number of legal steps survivors can take to protect themselves from further abuse including calling the police and/or filing for an Injunction for Protection.

CASA's legal advocates are available in both civil and criminal court for support and help through the legal process.

For more information, call CASA at 727-895-4912 and ask for a legal advocate.

Many allegations of domestic violence are false or exaggerated.

The Stuart repeat violence injunction lawyers at The Gufford Law Firm, P. have tried hundreds of violence-based cases throughout the state of Florida.

In order to prove assault, the alleged victim must have a well-founded fear that violence is imminent.

If he or she does not take the threats seriously, or the respondent merely shouted or used obscene hand gestures, the court will not order an injunction.

Click here to download a PDF document about your legal rights.

It is against the law to physically hurt another adult, no matter how the two people are related.

The Stuart repeat violence injunction lawyers at The Gufford Law Firm, P. have tried hundreds of violence-based cases throughout the state of Florida.In order to prove assault, the alleged victim must have a well-founded fear that violence is imminent.If he or she does not take the threats seriously, or the respondent merely shouted or used obscene hand gestures, the court will not order an injunction.Click here to download a PDF document about your legal rights.It is against the law to physically hurt another adult, no matter how the two people are related.You may seek an injunction for protection if: An alleged victim must show that there was an assault or battery.