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DefenseLaw July 15, 2021

Recent Case May Change Firearm Rights For Alleged Domestic Abusers

On June 4, 2021, the Second District Court of Appeals issued a decision that may have implication for people who have been served with a temporary injunction. Dean v. Bevis involved an appellant who sought to have his firearm rights reinstated despite a temporary injunction against him. The court ruled in his favor, and… Read More »

SelfDef2 July 9, 2021

Asserting Self-Defense In Domestic Violence Cases

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, you have the right to assert what are known as affirmative defenses. Everyone charged with a crime has the right to defend themselves, and while domestic violence is seen as a particularly serious crime, affirmative defenses do exist and can help to get a… Read More »

CourtGavel June 11, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Increased Domestic Violence Rates

In late February 2021, the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ) released an impact report analyzing 12 studies on domestic violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. The report was authored by a team of five, with three boasting Florida ties, and what they found was a statistically significant increase in reported domestic violence… Read More »

Gavel_Cuffs May 27, 2021

Potential Legislation Would Criminalize Disclosing Shelter Locations

In early March, the Florida Senate’s Rules Committee sent two bills to the floor that would make it a misdemeanor to disclose identifying information about the location of a domestic violence shelter, or to publicly identify any of the shelter’s workers. There has been a repeated pattern of behavior over many years (as technology… Read More »

Arrested10 May 21, 2021

Specific Crimes Of Domestic Violence In Florida

The pop culture perception of domestic violence always seems to involve assault and/or battery, but in Florida, there are several different crimes that fall under the heading of domestic violence. If you commit a criminal offense against a specific class of person, there is a good chance it will be considered domestic violence despite… Read More »

CrimLegal May 14, 2021

Children In Domestic Violence Cases

No good parent ever wants their children to be exposed to familial fighting. However, if domestic violence happens in the home and your children are in a place to experience it, there can be severe consequences for both them and you, especially if you are held to have been the aggressor in any domestic… Read More »

CrimJustice2 April 16, 2021

Domestic Violence Committed Against Non-Romantic Partners

Most of the time, when one discusses domestic violence, it is in the context of married couples, or at least between those in romantic relationships. However, Florida’s definition of domestic violence is expansive enough to include not only romantic partners, but ‘family or household members’ as well. If you have acted in a threatening… Read More »

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