Florida law allows for an injunction against stalking when a person has been a victim of stalking. Stalking is defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following, harassing, or cyberstalking another person. Unlike in the case of domestic violence, no personal relationship is required between the stalker and the victim. Instead, the parties may be complete strangers but for the stalking.
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.
The consequences of an injunction against stalking 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 stalking must be taken seriously, even if such a request is lacking in merit.
Requesting or being threatened with an injunction against stalking 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 stalking or in defending against false allegations of stalking. Call us today to schedule a consultation.