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Arrested12 September 22, 2023

Domestic Violence & Due Process

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 »

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 »

JailShadow March 3, 2023

Domestic Violence And False Imprisonment

The average person who hears the term “false imprisonment” may think of a fairly dire picture – a person locked in a dark room, tied up and blindfolded. In reality, the definition of false imprisonment in Florida is to “forcibly or by threat” imprison a person without lawful authority and without their consent. This… Read More »

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 »

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