What is Repeat Violence in Florida?
Repeat Violence, in the context of obtaining an Order of Protection Against Repeat Violence, is defined as two incidents of violence or stalking committed by another person, which are directed against you or your immediate family.
One of these two incidents of violence or stalking must have occurred within 6 months before the filing of the petition for an order of protection.
In this context, violence is defined as any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death and includes, but is not limited to, assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.
Each of these criminal offenses has a separate definition under Florida law.