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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: FL

By Florida, Policy

FLORIDA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This Florida law allows petitioners…

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Address Confidentiality Program

Address Confidentiality Laws: FL

By Florida, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: FL

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: FL FLORIDA is considered an All-Party Consent State meaning you cannot record conversations unless every single person in that conversation gives consent. That means secretly recording others without expressed consent, not implied, is not an option in Florida. And there’s more. Watch our video here to learn about the far-reaching effects of illegally obtaining a…

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