Florida Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||741.30 & 31|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Exclude from dwelling; enjoin contact; regarding minor children: grant temporary custody visitations, temporary support; counseling; restrain from committing any acts of domestic violence|
|Duration of Order||Ex parte temporary: maximum 15 days. General protective order: maximum 1 year, can reapply but maximum an additional year each time|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Misdemeanor in 1st degree|
|Who May Apply for Order||Any family or household member who is a victim of domestic violence or one who has reasonable cause to believe he or she is about to become victim|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Within 24 hours of issuance|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Civil contempt|
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