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CrimeVic2 October 29, 2021

The Role Of The Victim In Florida Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic violence is seen as a crime both against society and against your alleged victim. That said, the role of an alleged domestic violence victim in the legal case against their alleged abuser is often much less than one expects. The average person may confuse a criminal proceeding with a civil proceeding, in which… Read More »

GunCharges2 October 22, 2021

Domestic Violence And The Right To Possess Firearms In Florida

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, your alleged victim has the right to seek what is known as a domestic violence injunction against you, which would prevent you from coming into contact with them for a certain period of time. However, if you have an injunction against you, what you… Read More »

SelfDef3 October 15, 2021

Is Self-Defense A Defense To Domestic Violence Charges?

Florida’s law on domestic violence is expansive, encompassing many different potential crimes against many different people. However, it does allow for what are known as affirmative defenses, which a defendant can use in court to try and argue in favor of their innocence. Self-defense is arguably the most commonly used among them, though there… Read More »

Defense2 October 8, 2021

Orlando Man Shoots Dog Protecting His Girlfriend During Domestic Dispute

On the night of September 10, 2021, an Orlando man and his girlfriend were having a domestic dispute when he came home intoxicated and she hid his weapons, fearful he would use them. The man became aggressive, and when she left to get away from him, he searched for and located a weapon, with… Read More »

Arrested2 September 17, 2021

Arrested For Domestic Violence With No Prior Criminal Record?

Domestic violence as defined in Florida is very often a crime of passion, so to speak; it is not out of the realm of possibility that someone who has never been in trouble with the law before may simply see red. If you have acted in this way and now face charges, know that… Read More »

DomesViol September 16, 2021

Fort Walton Beach Woman Charged In ‘Domestic’ Shooting

On the night of June 23, 2021, a 25-year old man died at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after his girlfriend shot him in a domestic dispute. The girlfriend was charged with “domestic violence-related negligent homicide” in the death, but it remains to be seen what that will translate to in terms of sentencing… Read More »

CrimRecord August 6, 2021

Can A Domestic Violence Conviction Be Expunged In Florida?

Obviously, the best way to avoid having a criminal record is to avoid entanglements that might lead to criminal charges. However, if you are unfortunate enough to have a criminal record in Florida, you may be able to go through what is known as an expungement. Expungement is when a certain criminal offense is… Read More »

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