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Orlando Stalking Injunctions

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

In the world of restraining orders, there are a multitude of different types. Stalking injunctions are one of these legal documents which can aid in protecting your sense of security, because they can restrict an individual or individuals from doing any sort of unlawful observation. As technology has advanced, so too has the method to which someone can stalk another, and it has expanded to include cyber stalking. If someone is found violating their order, they will serve jail time and face serious fines. Getting a stalking injunction is a perfect way to prevent someone you wish to avoid from being anywhere near you. It’s important to have an attorney on your side who is experienced in both getting a restraining order, and protecting those who have been found violating them. Whitney S. Boan is one of those lawyers, and she can help you regardless of which side you’re on.

What is Stalking Defined as in Legal Terms?

The Florida state statute 784.0485 defines this process in two separate categories, but both of which are very serious offenses. Harassment is the first of the two charges, and it’s fairly simple to prove as you only have to show that another individual has been following you for an extended period of time, and that you suffered severe emotional distress during the process. If you feel s though this has happened to you, and you felt legitimately threatened, then you need to consider harassment as your option.

The other is cyber stalking. This is a relatively new statute, as the technological advances have allowed for newer and more sinister ways for another to keep tabs on you. Social media and cell phones have opened our world in its connectivity, but as a result we can monitor people far beyond a level of comfort. Someone who tries to contact you on multiple platforms incessantly, sends you lewd and unwanted images, or generally takes advantage of your online presence is considered a cyber stalker.

How Do I Get an Injunction?

When getting an injunction, it’s important to know that there are two different types, just as there are two different types of stalking. “Ex parte” injunctions are temporary orders, and typically last for fifteen days. The purpose of this is so that one or both individuals involved are given enough time to move away and put distance between both individuals. The other reason is to provide a reprieve while you assemble a case for court, should you be considering further legal action.

The other injunction is called “Final”, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. When you obtain one of these orders, you’re putting a ban on interaction for the remainder of either individuals lives, or until you decide you wish to abolish your claim.

Obtaining a restraining order, and specifically a stalking injunction is simple as long as you have the evidence to prove it. An experienced attorney will be able to sit with you and see the best course of action for you, and will give you the best chance when facing a judge and the opposition.