According to Florida law, there are 8 ways someone can violate a domestic violence restraining order:
1. Refusing to vacate the dwelling that the parties share;2. Going to, or being within 500 feet of, the petitioner’s residence, school, place of employment, or a specified place frequented regularly by the petitioner and any named family or household member;3. Committing an act of domestic violence against the petitioner;4. Committing any other violation of the injunction through an intentional unlawful threat, word, or act to do violence to the petitioner;5. Telephoning, contacting, or otherwise communicating with the petitioner directly or indirectly, unless the injunction specifically allows indirect contact through a third party;6. Knowingly and intentionally coming within 100 feet of the petitioner’s motor vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is occupied;7. Defacing or destroying the petitioner’s personal property, including the petitioner’s motor vehicle; or8. Refusing to surrender firearms or ammunition if ordered to do so by the court
Bolander v. Taser International, Inc. – Case No. 07-cv-80789-VITUNAC (S.D. Fla. Jul. 9, 2009)
Under section 741.31(4)(a), Florida Statutes, the crime of violation of a domestic violence injunction, including “[g]oing to, or being within 500 feet of, the petitioner’s residence,” is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.
Doty v. State – 884 So. 2d 547 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2004)
One of the ways in which an injunction for protection against domestic violence may be violated is by committing an act of domestic violence against the petitioner, § 741.31(4)(a)3., which includes the commission of a battery. § 741.28(1), Fla. Stat. (2000).
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