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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 921
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F.S. 921.244
921.244 Order of no contact; penalties.
(1) At the time of sentencing an offender convicted of a violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0135(5), or any offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o., the court shall order that the offender be prohibited from having any contact with the victim, directly or indirectly, including through a third person, for the duration of the sentence imposed. The court may reconsider the order upon the request of the victim if the request is made at any time after the victim has attained 18 years of age. In considering the request, the court shall conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether a change of circumstances has occurred which warrants a change in the court order prohibiting contact and whether it is in the best interest of the victim that the court order be modified or rescinded.
(2) Any offender who violates a court order issued under this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) The punishment imposed under this section shall run consecutive to any former sentence imposed for a conviction for any offense under s. 794.011, s. 800.04, s. 847.0135(5), or any offense in s. 775.084(1)(b)1.a.-o.
History.s. 2, ch. 2004-256; s. 24, ch. 2008-172; s. 1, ch. 2008-251.