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CriminalDefense May 19, 2023

Strangulation In Domestic Violence Is A Felony In Florida

A study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine estimates that as many as 60 percent of the victims of domestic violence are strangled at least once during the relationship. This behavior is a serious statistical indicator of future homicidal violence, and allegations of domestic violence that involve non-fatal strangulation are taken extremely seriously…. Read More »

Question May 12, 2023

Can Florida Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped?

If you are currently facing charges for domestic violence in Palm Beach County, it is important for you to understand exactly how the system works. Domestic violence is a crime in Florida, and as with any crime, the case is brought to court by the state. You might wonder if the charges can be… Read More »

Arrested4 May 5, 2023

Does Verbal Abuse Count As Domestic Violence In Florida?

Florida has a fairly broad definition of domestic violence, covering quite a lot of offenses because an episode of domestic violence can take many forms. That said, certain alleged offenses that still qualify as domestic violence crimes sit outside that definition, because domestic violence is normally defined as a crime that causes “physical injury… Read More »

StandYourGround April 28, 2023

‘Stand Your Ground’ And Florida Domestic Violence

When someone is involved in a domestic violence situation, their emotions are no doubt running high. If they believe themselves to be at risk, they may have few to no qualms about using proportionately deadly force against the person they believe is putting them in danger. However, Florida’s “stand your ground” law establishes clear… Read More »

Advocate April 21, 2023

“Greyson’s Law” Moves Closer To Becoming Law

In February 2023, the Florida House of Representatives took an important step to help a potentially life-saving measure become law. Its Civil Justice subcommittee passed “Greyson’s Law” unanimously, setting the bill up for a date to be read out to the entire House floor, with a companion bill set to follow the same trajectory… Read More »

FedCrime2 April 6, 2023

Different Possible Defenses To Charges Of Domestic Violence

Florida law treats domestic violence as a serious offense, and if you are facing charges, it is crucial that you understand the potential consequences. That said, defenses to this charge do exist, and depending on the facts of your particular situation, you and your attorney may be able to assert one or more of… Read More »

GunCharges2 March 31, 2023

Fifth Circuit Strikes Down Domestic Violence Gun Ownership Ban

In early February 2023, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal ban on gun ownership for those with domestic violence restraining orders against them was unconstitutional. In U.S. v Rahimi (2023), the panel ruled that despite the defendant’s past history of gun violence, to say nothing… Read More »

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