Stalking Violence

A person who engages in a course of conduct (a series of acts over a period of time) directed at a specific person, which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose, commits the act of stalking. This can include cyberstalking - threats delivered by electronic communication. If you are a victim of stalking, you can ask the Court for a protective order prohibiting stalking.

Stalking, as used in F.S. 784.048: A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking.

Stalking & Cyber Stalking


Stalking means the repeated following, harassment, or cyberstalking of one person by another. Cyberstalk means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.

Because you are making a request to the Court, you are called the petitioner. The person whom you are asking the Court to protect you from is called the respondent. If the respondent is your spouse, former spouse, related to you by blood or marriage, living with you now or has lived with you in the past (if you are or were living as a family), or the other parent of your child (ren), whether or not you have ever been married or ever lived together, you may, instead, choose to use the Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, rather than this form.

Fee


There is no filing file.

Download the Stalking Violence Injunction Packet (PDF)