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
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 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
Florida law defines domestic violence as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” Domestic violence is not just…Read More
Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement officials in Florida. Domestic violence charges can result in going to prison, paying fines and even having restricted or no access to your family.
Law enforcement officials in Florida recently finished a domestic violence crackdown across the state. The Florida Sheriff’s…Read More
The Lautenberg Domestic Violence Gun Confiscation Law states that if a person is convicted of a domestic violence involved misdemeanor, he or she cannot ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition, and also adds to the list of “prohibited persons”. In this case, a prohibited person can…Read More
Judges in two Florida counties are mandating the use of GPS trackers in certain cases they deem to be high-risk. Individuals accused of committing acts of domestic violence in Osceola and Orange counties may be fitted with GPS devices designed to warn those associated with orders of protection in…Read More
A Florida judge has dismissed a murder charge against a man who chased and fatally stabbed a car radio thief in Miami’s Little Havana area in January. In the wee hours of the night the accused man discovered two people in his truck stealing his car radio. Alarmed, they ran…Read More
The Stand your Ground Defense can apply to variety of criminal cases including a simple domestic violence battery charge. The Stand your ground laws in the State of Florida have been a hot topic of discussion over the past couple of weeks related to the high profile case Trayvon…Read More
A three-judge panel in the First District Court of Appeal has ruled that one single spank does not qualify as domestic violence, and unanimously quashed an injunction for protection against domestic violence issued against a man identified only as G.C.
Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence