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GavelHandcuffs May 13, 2022

Children Can Be Victims Of Domestic Violence

In early 2022, a judge in the Federal District of Maryland sentenced an Orlando woman to 16 years in federal prison for committing ‘interstate domestic violence’ against a minor. The woman confessed to kidnapping a 17-year old female at gunpoint, as well as duct taping the hands of the teenager’s grandmother and threatening and… Read More »

Advocacy May 6, 2022

FSU Professor Sentenced In Domestic Violence Case

In February 2022, a professor from Florida State University (FSU) was sentenced to 90 days in Leon County’s jail, plus three years’ probation, after a 2020 incident in which he chased his wife with a butcher’s knife and threatened her. He pleaded no contest to the charges, which also included violating his pretrial release… Read More »

CrimLawyer3 April 29, 2022

Breaking Down Florida’s Domestic Violence Definition

When asked to define domestic violence, the average person usually thinks of a husband who initiates a violent altercation with his wife, and is later arrested and charged (or ignored, depending on the severity of the incident). In Florida and many other states, however, the law defines crimes of domestic violence in a much… Read More »

CourtGavel April 13, 2022

Legislature Considering Bill To Speed Up Processing Of Protective Orders

In early February 2022, the Florida legislature began considering a bill that would greatly increase the processing speed for domestic violence injunctions and other types of protective orders, potentially allowing them to go into effect faster and protect victims still at risk. The bill has bipartisan support, and is fairly comprehensive in terms of… Read More »

Accused April 8, 2022

Why Do People Make False Domestic Violence Allegations?

Statistics from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with scientific studies, estimate that the total number of false allegations of crimes like domestic violence and sexual assault to be somewhere between 2 and 10 percent. The myth that a large portion of reported accusations are false is simply that – but at… Read More »

CrimLaw13 April 1, 2022

What Is Domestic Strangulation?

There are quite a few ways that a person can commit domestic violence, but Florida state law recognizes a specific crime of domestic battery by strangulation, because it is seen as such a potentially dangerous offense. If you have been accused of this offense, know that while there are defenses, it will generally take… Read More »

Advocate March 25, 2022

Domestic Violence In Lake Magdalene Leads To Murder-Suicide

In January 2022, a sheriff’s investigation in Hillsborough County led to the discovery of a deceased woman’s body in the back of a Jeep, which was parked in front of a home in Lake Magdalene. The deceased was the wife of her alleged abuser, who was later found dead of what authorities later called… Read More »

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