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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 »

GavelCuffs March 18, 2022

Winter Park Police Chief Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

In January 2022, Winter Park police chief Michael Deal was arrested on domestic violence charges after an argument with his wife. Their two daughters were present, and supported their mother’s version of events in which Deal attempted to leave the home after the argument had deescalated. Deal stated that he had attempted to “get… Read More »

Handcuffs5 March 11, 2022

Ex-NFL Player Faces 2 Felony Charges After Alleged Domestic Violence

In mid-November 2021, former Vanderbilt and NFL running back Zac Stacy was arrested on charges of domestic battery and criminal mischief after security cameras caught him beating the mother of his child. Stacy turned himself in, and was able to post bail after being charged. As of this writing, he remains free, but the… Read More »

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