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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 »

Advocate2 March 4, 2022

“Greyson’s Law” Aims To Protect Children From Domestic Violence

In May 2021, the murder-suicide of a father and his four year old son made headlines, and understandably caused long-lasting trauma to the surviving mother and other family members. The father had allegedly been threatening the mother for years, but in April 2021, a judge denied the mother’s application for a domestic violence injunction… Read More »

Gun February 25, 2022

Domestic Violence Charges & Firearm Rights In Florida

Statistics reported by CBS News in 2020 estimate that approximately 35 percent of Florida’s adults live in homes where guns are present – ranking only 40th among U.S. states. However, those Floridians who own guns take the right to do so very seriously. The fact that it can be taken away can sometimes come… Read More »

DistressedMan February 17, 2022

The Long-Term Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Conviction

Florida defines a crime of domestic violence as “any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death to a family or household member,” committed by another family or household member. If all the criteria to obtain a conviction are met, you may face not only jail time, fines, and costs, but also long-term social… Read More »

CrimJustice February 11, 2022

Defending Against Florida Domestic Violence Charges

If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence, know that you have the right to assert a defense in court – in some cases, multiple defenses may apply. However, some defenses to domestic violence can backfire, making your case all that much harder to win. An experienced domestic violence defense attorney can… Read More »

Handcuffs4 January 21, 2022

Affirmative Defenses To Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence is not one specific crime in Florida; rather, several different criminal offenses can be judged as ‘crimes of domestic violence’ on a case-by-case basis. That said, regardless of what crime you were charged with, you have the right to your day in court, and your attorney can use what are called affirmative… Read More »

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