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Category: Domestic Violence

Self-Defense and Domestic Violence

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 7, 2017

In domestic violence cases, the accuser often has the advantage. Prosecutors and juries tend to be sympathetic towards people who claim to be victims of abuse. But in fact, there are many situations where the accuser was actually the instigator and the defendant…Read More

Domestic Abuse and First Responders

Written by Moses & Rooth on May 9, 2017

Domestic violence is a complex issue. Many victims are afraid to come forward because they fear being judged. And many first responders train to render assistance, such as firefighters and paramedics, may not be properly trained to identify and properly deal with potential domestic violence…Read More

When Family Feuds Go too Far

Written by Moses & Rooth on November 2, 2015

Two sisters were found dead in a house in Orlando recently. Although no one has been charged, the police have suggested that the double homicide was a result of a domestic incident. One woman’s boyfriend was questioned and is considered a person of interest. Although there were no immediate…Read More

No Contact Orders in Florida

Written by Moses & Rooth on October 16, 2015

October 1, 2015 was a day for many changes to criminal law in the State of Florida. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 27 new laws including one that clarifies the “no contact” order that is imposed on a person accused of domestic violence. The updated domestic violence law clarifies that…Read More

Domestic Violence with Children in The Home

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 6, 2015

Domestic violence charges are serious offenses regardless of the context. A charge that involves the presence of children may threaten your future relationship with those children if you are ultimately convicted.

Even if the actual physical violence was directed solely upon the…Read More

New Year, New Rules

Written by Moses & Rooth on July 2, 2015
domestic violence

Proposed Changes in Florida Domestic Violence Law

Florida, like most states, takes domestic violence allegations very seriously. On the low end, a person convicted of domestic violence charges is facing one year of probation, fines and a required 26 week Battery Intervention Counseling; at the high end that person is…Read More

False Imprisonment: Another Form of Domestic Violence

Written by Moses & Rooth on June 2, 2015
domestic violence

When most people think of domestic violence, they think in terms of domestic battery and assault. Hitting, yelling, threats, and use of weapons are the first things that come to mind. Despite this belief, there are many other ways to physically and psychologically abuse your spouse or family member without…Read More