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Protective Injunctions

Protective Injunctions for Domestic Violence

  • Repeat violence
    • Two incidents of violence
    • At least one incident within 6 months of the filing of petition
    • Violence directed by respondent against petitioner or petitioner’s immediate family member
  • Sexual violence
    • Requires one incident of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious act committed in presence of person 15 years of age or younger, luring or enticing a child, sexual performance by a child, or any other forcible felony where a sexual act is committed or attempted
  • Dating violence
    • Dating relationship within the last 6 months
    • Relationship is romantic or intimate in nature
    • During the course of the relationship, the persons must have been involved over time and on a continuous basis