Sexual Violence

Requesting an Injunction Against Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is defined by Florida law as any one incident of:

  1. sexual battery,
  2. a lewd or lascivious act committed against or in the presence of a person under the age of 16,
  3. luring or enticing a child,
  4. sexual performance by a child, or
  5. any other forcible felony wherein a sexual act is committed or attempted

Unlike in the case of domestic violence, no personal relationship is required between the assailant and the victim. Instead, the parties may be complete strangers but for the violent incident.

No arrest of the assailant is required to pursue an injunction against sexual violence. An injunction against sexual violence is a civil action and can be pursued even if no arrest has been made.

Defending Against an Injunction

The consequences of an injunction against sexual violence are severe and may include a prohibition against being in the vicinity of or communicating with the person that requested the injunction and a prohibition against the use or possession of firearms. A request for an injunction against sexual violence must be taken seriously, even if such a request is lacking in merit.

Get the Help of an Experienced Attorney

Requesting or being threatened with an injunction against sexual violence is a serious matter. You want an experienced attorney to protect your rights in court and work towards the best possible outcome. The attorneys at the Farr Law Firm have experience on both sides of this type of litigation and can assist you in protecting against sexual violence or in defending against false allegations of sexual violence. Call us today to schedule a consultation.