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Cyberstalking Injunctions and the First Amendment

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 3:20 PM

      In the age of email, electronic communications, and social media, the Florida Legislature now allows an individual to petition for protection against cyberstalking. Florida Statutes § 784.048(1)(d) defines cyberstalking as “engaging in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing...

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Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Injunctions in Pinellas County

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM


      Florida law provides that any citizen can petition the circuit court for an injunction for protection against domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, repeat violence, and stalking. If an injunction is granted, the implications for a respondent can be severe, including, but not limited to: the loss of firearms, the use of the injunction during a custody or timesharing dispute , and an arrest without a...

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