What is Aggravated Stalking (Injunction Entered) in Florida?

Man stalking a woman

The crime of Aggravated Stalking is a Third Degree Felony in Florida and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

This offense when a person:

  1. Willfully,
  2. Maliciously, and
  3. Repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person; and
  4. At the time of incident an injunction had been entered for the victim’s protection against: repeat violence, sexual violence, dating violence, or domestic violence; or
  5. Any court had imposed a prohibition of conduct against person; and
  6. The person knew that the injunction or court-imposed prohibition of conduct had been entered against them.

Defenses to Aggravated Stalking (Injunction Entered)

Some of the defenses to Aggravated Stalking (Injunction Entered) are:

  • Engaged in First Amendment activities.
  • Contact was for a legitimate purpose.
  • Lack of knowledge of injunction.

References:

Curry v. State: On legitimate purpose.

Livingston v. State: On knowledge of injunction.

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If you have been arrested or believe you will soon be arrested for the offense of aggravated stalking (injunction entered) in Destin, Shalimar, Crestview, Ft. Walton Beach or other areas of Northwest Florida please call us today at (850) 609‑0940 or contact us online.

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