YOU ARE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM:
the police in an emergency or file a report about the violence.
the domestic violence hotline in your county to talk, get information or
ideas, find a shelter or make a safety or escape plan.
|Abuse Counseling &
|Shelter for Abused
|Center for Abuse and
|Abuse Counseling &
an Injunction. An Injunction for Protection is a court order entered
judge directing the respondent to refrain from any “…assault, aggravated
assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated
stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting
in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who
is/was residing in the same single dwelling unit”. (F.S., Section 741.28)
In an injunction, the court can order:
respondent to have no direct or indirect contact with the petitioner.
respondent to stay 500 feet away from the petitioner’s home, school and
place of employment.
respondent to turn over to law enforcement all firearms.
respondent to be evaluated and continue treatment for health concerns,
substance abuse, anger management or batterer’s intervention program.
custody, visitation and support.
a petition for Injunction for Protection between 8:30am and 3:00pm at the
Domestic Violence Division at:
County Justice Center, 1st
E. Marion Avenue
Gorda, FL 33950
County Courthouse, 3rd Floor - Annex
3315 Tamiami Trail
East, Ste. 102
County Courthouse, 2nd
25 East Hickapochee Avenue
County Justice Center
- 3rd Floor
Myers, FL 33901
any evidence you may need for your Injunction hearing.
Bring a timeline of the abuse, including dates, place and witnesses.
Also bring photographs, documentation of injuries, medical and/or police
your physician for injuries and consider having your doctor document the
incident that caused the injuries.
to a friend, family member, neighbor or someone you know and trust.
Ask for help.
the defendant successfully complete the terms of his/her agreement with the
State Attorney’s Office, the charges will not
be further pursued.
However, if the defendant violates the agreement, we will proceed with
information concerning domestic violence is available from the State Attorney’s
Office, or by contacting the agencies listed at the beginning of this section.