Battery dating violence definition
The Injunction for Protection Against Repeat Violence is available for those individuals not covered by the Domestic Violence Injunctions.These are sometimes filed against neighbors, friends, or co-workers.Pursuant to Florida Statutes 784.046 victims of repeat violence may petition for an injunction.“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.
Florida Statutes 784.046 allows for petitions for injunctions for victims of dating violence.
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It may be something which is resolved with a fine, court costs, probation, community service, restitution and anger management / domestic violence class or jail time could be imposed as well.
The attorney for the defendant may want to take your deposition, so you would have to appear for that, depending on how the case will proceed.
However, depending on the injuries suffered, the state may amend the charge and file it as a felony, under 784.045, which I also provided below, which is a 2nd degree felony and punishable by up to 15 years in prison.