Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence may be issued against a spouse, former spouse, a person related by blood or marriage, a person with whom you are presently living or have formerly lived, as if a family, or against someone with whom you have a child in common, regardless of whether you were ever married to that person or lived with them.If a person falling within one of the previous descriptions has committed an offense against you resulting in your physical injury, or that person has placed you in fear (with words or physical acts), and made you believe you would be immediately harmed by an unlawful act of violence, you may have grounds to ask the court for an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence.
If you are authorized under Florida Rules of Judicial Administration to view a court file but are unable to view it online and/or you need a copy, you may view or pick up a copy of the file at our Tampa Edgecomb or Plant City locations.
To allow adequate time for redaction processing, it may take four business days for your file to be available for on-site viewing and/or pick-up.
It is a requirement that the sexual violence be reported to a law enforcement agency and that the person filing the petition cooperate in the investigation.
A petition may be filed against a respondent who was sentenced to imprisonment for the sexual violence and who has been or will be released from incarceration.
Violations of injunctions may result in a criminal offense.