Legal Information: Florida

Crimes

Updated: 
November 10, 2017

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an injunction, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have an injunction, you can still report the abuser to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.


If the abuser has mis-used technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Florida?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Florida?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Florida?


Here is a list of some possible crimes in Florida that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of the crime in our State Statutes page:


If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Florida?


For information about victims' rights, services, and compensation in Florida, contact the Division of Victim Services of the Office of the Attorney General of Florida.  You can also reach them at their toll-free number 1-800-226-6667.


The Victim Services Office of the Florida Department of Corrections offers information on a victim's rights to be notified of an offender's release date and location.  You can visit their website here, or call their toll-free number at 1-877-8-VICTIM (1-877-884-2846).


You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our FL Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.


If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.


Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.


You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.