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Domestic Violence & Firearms

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

One of the most hotly contested issues surrounding crimes of domestic violence is the fact that by both Florida and federal law, anyone with a domestic violence injunction (DVI) is required to surrender all their firearms and ammunition to law enforcement. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to keep and… Read More »

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The Role Of The Victim In Florida Domestic Violence Cases

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense in Florida, you may think that having a discussion with your alleged victim may get them to “drop the charges.” The reality is that once charges have been issued in a domestic violence matter, the outcome is almost entirely out of the victim’s hands…. Read More »

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Credibility In Domestic Violence Cases

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

It is very common in Florida domestic violence cases for there to be credibility issues with one or both of the alleged participants. Even if you have acted in ways you should not have, it is important to try and preserve your credibility at trial, for a negative credibility finding can adversely affect the… Read More »

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Does Domestic Violence Have To Be Physical?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

When discussing domestic violence, it is crucial to remember that there are multiple different types – physical, emotional, verbal, and financial are among the most commonly seen. However, most crimes of domestic violence are physical in nature. If you have been abused by a partner or other loved one, but not in a physical… Read More »

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Domestic Violence & Due Process

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Domestic violence is a serious crime that leaves its mark on victims. However, those charged with committing such offenses are still entitled to due process and a fair trial. If you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, know that you have rights that cannot be taken away, and you have the… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Charges Are (Often) Public Record

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Domestic violence is seen as a serious crime, with far-reaching effects that may reach others far beyond the initial alleged abuser and victim. If someone is convicted of a Florida domestic violence crime, the consequences can be quite harsh, from jail time to required counseling and restitution. In addition, most domestic violence-related convictions are,… Read More »

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The Use Of A Police Report In Domestic Violence Cases

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

When you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, it is crucial to take the proceedings very seriously, as being convicted of a domestic violence offense can lead to prison time and significant fines, among other restrictions that can stay with you even after you serve any sentence. One of the pieces of… Read More »

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Dispelling Myths About Domestic Violence & Divorce

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

By far, the most domestic violence claims arise out of incidents that occur between spouses – the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy estimates that as many as 20 percent of marriages will experience some form of intimate partner violence (IPV). That said, there are still several myths surrounding domestic violence cases that… Read More »

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How Does Florida Prosecute Domestic Violence?

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

Unlike some other U.S. states, Florida does not have a single criminal offense called ‘domestic violence’ on its books. Rather, domestic violence is seen as an umbrella under which individual offenses can acquire a ‘domestic’ character. If you have been charged with a criminal offense that may rise to the level of domestic violence,… Read More »

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When You Truly Acted In Self-Defense

By Perlet & Shiner, P.A. |

It is fairly common for domestic violence defendants in Florida to argue that they acted in self-defense even if this is not truly the case. If you are charged with domestic violence, but you truly did act in self-defense, you may be under the impression that you will not be believed in court. If… Read More »

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