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Recent Posts in Domestic Violence

Advocate March 25, 2022

Domestic Violence In Lake Magdalene Leads To Murder-Suicide

In January 2022, a sheriff’s investigation in Hillsborough County led to the discovery of a deceased woman’s body in the back of a Jeep, which was parked in front of a home in Lake Magdalene. The deceased was the wife of her alleged abuser, who was later found dead of what authorities later called… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Stalker September 3, 2021

Stalking & Florida Domestic Violence

Florida’s domestic violence law specifies certain crimes that automatically qualify as domestic violence if perpetrated by one “family or household member” against another. Stalking and aggravated stalking are on that list, which means in the long run that if someone is convicted of stalking a family or household member, the offense will be treated… Read More »

Arrested9 August 27, 2021

Death And Domestic Violence

In 2018, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement cataloged over 200 instances of criminal homicide and manslaughter that were linked to domestic violence. While injuries are the much more likely outcome of domestic violence than death, the fact remains that homicides do happen, and the penalties are justifiably stiff. If you have found yourself… Read More »

CrimDef3 July 23, 2021

Florida Domestic Violence Charges & Child Custody

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, you are likely aware of the serious consequences that can result if you are convicted. However, if you have a family, one very serious outgrowth of a domestic violence conviction can be divorce and loss of child custody. While many simply do not believe… Read More »

DomesViol March 26, 2021

Does Domestic Violence Have To Be Physical?

When one thinks of domestic violence, physical abuse is what comes to mind for the majority. However, abuse can manifest in multiple forms, any of which can cause serious harm to victims. Since every state’s definition is different, it can be confusing as to which types of abuse are legally actionable – actions that… Read More »

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