Hearing Once a petition has been filed, the court will set a hearing at the earliest possible time.
The individual accused of committing the offense must be personally served with a copy of the petition, notice of hearing, and temporary injunction before the hearing takes place.
If a minor is involved in an instance of dating violence and lives at home, then the parent or legal guardian of that individual can seek an injunction for protection on behalf of the child.
Petition In order to be considered valid, the sworn petition provided by the petitioner must allege the incidents of dating violence, including the specific facts and circumstances of the altercation.
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Violence Violence is defined as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.