What is Domestic Violence?
What is Sexual Violence?
Under the provisions of Section 784.046 of the Florida Statutes, sexual violence is one incident of
- Sexual battery, as defined in chapter 704;
- A lewd or lascivious act, as defined in chapter 800, committed upon or in the presence of a person younger than 16 years of age;
- Luring or enticing a child, as described in chapter 787;
- Sexual performance by a child, as described in chapter 827; or
What is Dating Violence?
Under the provisions of Section 784.046 of the Florida Statutes, dating violence is violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors:
- A dating relationship must have existed within the past 6 months
- The nature of the relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or sexual involvement between the parties; and
- The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.
What is Repeat Violence?
Under the provisions of Section 784.046 of the Florida Statutes, repeat violence means two incidents of violence or stalking one of which must have been within 6 months of filing a petition and must have been directed against the petitioner or the petitioner's immediate family member.
What is Stalking?
Under the provisions of Section 784.048 of the Florida Statutes, stalking occurs when a person willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyber stalks another person. Aggravated stalking occurs when that person makes a credible threat to that person through stalking.