Recent Posts in Criminal Defense
Consequences Of A Florida Domestic Violence Conviction
If a person has been convicted of domestic violence in Florida, their life going forward will be fundamentally different, at least for the next handful of years, if not forever. Even if a person is somehow able to avoid jail time, they will face consequences in many different areas of life, including at work… Read More »
3 Victims, Suspect Dead, After Domestic Violence “Incident”
In early April 2023, three victims – including two children – were killed after a domestic violence “incident” was reported in Orlando. When law enforcement arrived at the home in question, they soon heard shots from inside. The suspect soon left the home, choosing to fire at law enforcement, who returned fire. All three… Read More »
Strangulation In Domestic Violence Is A Felony In Florida
A study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine estimates that as many as 60 percent of the victims of domestic violence are strangled at least once during the relationship. This behavior is a serious statistical indicator of future homicidal violence, and allegations of domestic violence that involve non-fatal strangulation are taken extremely seriously…. Read More »
Can Florida Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped?
If you are currently facing charges for domestic violence in Palm Beach County, it is important for you to understand exactly how the system works. Domestic violence is a crime in Florida, and as with any crime, the case is brought to court by the state. You might wonder if the charges can be… Read More »
Does Verbal Abuse Count As Domestic Violence In Florida?
Florida has a fairly broad definition of domestic violence, covering quite a lot of offenses because an episode of domestic violence can take many forms. That said, certain alleged offenses that still qualify as domestic violence crimes sit outside that definition, because domestic violence is normally defined as a crime that causes “physical injury… Read More »
‘Stand Your Ground’ And Florida Domestic Violence
When someone is involved in a domestic violence situation, their emotions are no doubt running high. If they believe themselves to be at risk, they may have few to no qualms about using proportionately deadly force against the person they believe is putting them in danger. However, Florida’s “stand your ground” law establishes clear… Read More »
“Greyson’s Law” Moves Closer To Becoming Law
In February 2023, the Florida House of Representatives took an important step to help a potentially life-saving measure become law. Its Civil Justice subcommittee passed “Greyson’s Law” unanimously, setting the bill up for a date to be read out to the entire House floor, with a companion bill set to follow the same trajectory… Read More »