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What is a batterer’s intervention program?

When someone is served an injunction due to allegations of domestic violence, their life many change in various ways. For example, they may be unable to come within a certain distance of their marital partner for a set period of time or for the rest of their life. In Lee County, and regions throughout Florida, temporary and final injunctions can affect the lives of those accused of domestic violence in other ways. In some cases, they may be required to take part in a batterer’s intervention program.

According to the Florida Legislature, respondents who have been served a domestic violence injunction may be required to attend a batterer’s intervention program, under certain circumstances. For example, if a respondent has been served a previous domestic violence injunction or is convicted of an offense involving violent threats, the court will have them attend an intervention program. Furthermore, people are required to attend batterer’s intervention programs if they willingly violate a domestic violence injunction.

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or are struggling with untrue accusations of family violence, it is important to understand your rights and also have a firm grasp of what is required of you. Injunctions that are taken out due to domestic violence can have a significant impact on your future and the consequences of failing to abide by either a temporary or final injunction can be staggering.

You also need to remember that this post is not a substitute for legal assistance and is only being offered for general informational purposes.

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