Office of the State Attorney

Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida

 
 
 

 

Domestic Violence


IF YOU ARE A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM: 

  • Call the police in an emergency or file a report about the violence.

  • Call the domestic violence hotline in your county to talk, get information or ideas, find a shelter or make a safety or escape plan.

Lee County

Abuse Counseling & Treatment  (239) 939-3112

Collier County

Shelter for Abused Women (Hotline) (239) 775-1101

Charlotte County

Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (941) 639-5499

Hendry/Glades Counties

Abuse Counseling & Treatment (239) 939-3112
  • Seek an Injunction.  An Injunction for Protection is a court order entered by a 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:

  • The respondent to have no direct or indirect contact with the petitioner.

  • The respondent to stay 500 feet away from the petitioner’s home, school and place of employment.

  • The respondent to turn over to law enforcement all firearms.

  • The respondent to be evaluated and continue treatment for health concerns, substance abuse, anger management or batterer’s intervention program.

  • Temporary custody, visitation and support.

File a petition for Injunction for Protection between 8:30am and 3:00pm at the Domestic Violence Division at:

Charlotte County Justice Center, 1st Floor

 

350 E. Marion Avenue

 

Punta Gorda, FL   33950

 

(941) 637-2162  

 

(941) 637-2264

 

(941) 505-4761

 

 

Collier County Courthouse, 3rd Floor - Annex

 

3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102

 

Naples, FL 34112

 

(239) 252-2749

 

 

Glades County Courthouse

 

500 Avenue J  

 

Moore Haven, FL  33471

 

(863) 946-6011

 

Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor

 

25 East Hickapochee Avenue

 

Labelle, FL 33935

 

(863) 946-6014

 

Lee County Justice Center - 3rd Floor

 

1700 Monroe Street  

 

Fort Myers, FL 33901  

 

(239) 533-2884

Gather 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 reports. 

  • See your physician for injuries and consider having your doctor document the incident that caused the injuries.

  • Talk to a friend, family member, neighbor or someone you know and trust.  Ask for help.

Should 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 criminal prosecution.

Further information concerning domestic violence is available from the State Attorney’s Office, or by contacting the agencies listed at the beginning of this section.

 

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