the Judge at the hearing will determine whether or not to grant you a Final Judgment based on testimony from you, the Respondent and any eye-witnesses. after an Injunction has been entered, you should first contact your local law enforcement agency and file a police report.If the Judge grants you a Final Judgment, it may be in effect for an indefinite period of time or may expire on a specific date. If law enforcement does not find that there are grounds to press criminal charges, but you wish to pursue a Violation of Injunction, you can go to one of the Pinellas County Clerk's Office locations listed at the bottom of this page, Monday through Friday between the hours of , excluding County holidays, and fill out, then file an Affidavit in Support of Violation of Injunction.
by filing Motion to Dismiss (CTCIV140Ab) at one of the Clerk's Office locations listed below.
If a hearing is scheduled both parties will be notified by mail of the hearing date, time and location. A Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic/Stalking/Repeat/Sexual/Dating Violence, as well as all related or post-judgment paperwork, may be filed or additional information obtained, at any of the following locations between the hours of a.m.
The Petitioner must be a victim of sexual violence, have reported that crime and be cooperating with law enforcement agencies; or the respondent who committed the sexual violence was sentenced and the term of imprisonment is expired or is due to expire within 90 days.
: The Petitioner must be a victim of stalking or cyberstalking committed by the respondent.
In the first two instances, a hearing will be scheduled (within seven (7) to fifteen (15) calendar days of your Petition filing date) that you will be required to attend.
The Respondent will be served (hand delivered) notice of the hearing and certified copies of both the Judge's order and your Petition.
It is an order issued by a court that seeks to prevent a person or an entity from doing something specific, such as abusing a spouse.
Domestic violence injunctions, also known as Restraining Orders, restrain individuals from harming other people they know.
but new information about additional acts of violence or stalking arises, you may ask the Judge to review your original Petition and these new acts by filing a Supplemental Affidavit in Support of Petition for Injunction for Protection (F. Your affidavit will then be taken to the Judge for determination.