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Domestic violence allegations are not always true. Cases like these can be tricky because it’s hard to prove what actually happened behind closed doors. When the police get involved, they have no way of telling if domestic violence truly occurred or not because they typically arrive to the scene after the alleged incident.

Whether your charge is accurate or not, rest assured, you are not alone. Our domestic violence defense lawyer has the experience and resources needed to help you overcome your accusation. When you hire our respected attorney to help fight your domestic violence charges, you can count on us to explain your options thoroughly and strategize the best methods needed to help resolve your situation.

We treat every client with the professionalism and respect they deserve. Schedule your free consultation with us online or by calling (321) 234-9006!

Florida’s Domestic Violence Laws

Florida defines domestic violence as a criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. These acts include:

  • Assault & aggravated assault
  • Battery & aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault & sexual battery
  • Stalking & aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment

“Family or household member” is defined as:

  • Spouses or former spouses
  • Persons related by blood or marriage
  • Persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family
  • Persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married
  • Members must be currently residing or have resided together in the past in the same, single dwelling unit (with the exception of persons who have a child in common)

Types of Domestic Violence

Certain actions and behaviors can easily be confused for domestic violence. This offense doesn’t always take physical form, but in mental, emotional and social forms as well. Sometimes, accusers believe that when their partner raises their voice, slams a door, or asks who messaged them on social media, they are suddenly victims of domestic violence. Thus, it’s important to understand what does and does not qualify as domestic violence.

Various actions are labeled as domestic violence behaviors, including but not limited to:

  • Calling your partner names
  • Acting with extreme jealousy and possessiveness
  • Isolating your partner from loved ones
  • Threatening to commit suicide or to kill your partner
  • Economic abuse
  • Stalking
  • Demanding sex or unwanted sexual acts
  • Controlling your partner’s social media accounts
  • Using male privilege

Top-Rated Defense for Domestic Violence Cases. Call Us at (321) 234-9006!

You shouldn’t have to suffer the difficulties of the criminal justice system alone. Our domestic violence defense lawyer strongly believes that an arrest does not mean you are guilty and will treat you with the compassion and attention you deserve.

Our firm focuses on listening to and guiding clients throughout their case to avoid any uncertainty as they undergo the complex court system. We will inform you of your constitutional rights as well as your legal options and build an effective, hard-hitting defense strategy to try to win your case.

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