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Juvenile4 July 28, 2023

Can Teenagers Face Domestic Violence Charges?

At least in theory, anyone is capable of committing domestic violence. However, the average person tends to think only of adults when discussing these topics. In reality, teenagers can be respondents in domestic violence cases as well, though the cases are usually prosecuted in a different manner. If you or your child have been… Read More »

GavelHandc July 19, 2023

Does Stalking Count As Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an ‘umbrella’ of sorts in Florida, encompassing any crime that causes physical injury or death to a “family or household member” of the alleged perpetrator. Stalking is a crime that is normally charged as a first-degree misdemeanor, but aggravating factors can bump it up to a third-degree felony, and can place… Read More »

DomesViol July 14, 2023

Florida’s LGBTQ+ Community & Domestic Violence

As of this writing, Florida is a difficult place to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In early April 2023, the advocacy group Equality Florida took the step of issuing a travel warning for LGBTQ+ people, citing the current administration’s legislative direction and a general lack of protection for members of those communities…. Read More »

DomeViol2 July 7, 2023

What Is – And Is Not – Domestic Violence In Florida

The definition of domestic violence in Florida is necessarily wide-ranging, as several types of criminal offenses may fall under that proverbial umbrella. The legislature intended to extend that umbrella as far as possible, so that more victims could seek justice – but sometimes, domestic violence may not actually be the right charge for someone… Read More »

Arrested8 June 23, 2023

The “Reasonable Person” Standard in Florida Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence is seen as a serious crime in Florida, but not every allegation will lead to a protection order and charges. The average person may think that the victim’s testimony is enough to obtain a domestic violence injunction against their alleged abuser, but Florida (and most other jurisdictions) observe what is known as… Read More »

Defense4 June 15, 2023

Riverview Domestic Violence Dispute Ends Peacefully

In May 2023, police were able to free a woman being held against her will in a ‘domestic dispute’ happening in a Riverview apartment. Hostage negotiators were called in, and were successful in getting the suspect to release the woman unharmed. He later surrendered to police, and while there is no word as of… Read More »

LadyJustice June 8, 2023

Restraining Order Violations Do More Harm Than Good

If you are facing charges of domestic violence, you may be served with a Florida domestic violence injunction (DVI). Designed to protect your alleged victim, a DVI imposes certain restrictions on you, depending on the specifics of your case. It may seem like a good idea to ignore this document, especially if you believe… Read More »

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