Thousands charged with domestic violence in Florida
Written by Moses & Rooth on December 13, 2013
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 Task Force arrested more than 2,500 people on domestic violence charges as part of their Operation Safe Families. Many of the charges were a result of investigations of domestic abuse allegations made through their Operation Safe Families initiative.
Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement said they received more than 100,000 reports of domestic violence last year, which could part of the reason for the crackdown on domestic violence charges.
Many of the individuals arrested for domestic violence most likely had gotten into an altercation or argument with a friend or family member that quickly escalated to a physical incident or threat. Many cases of domestic violence stem from a heated argument that turns physical very fast, with both parties involved often getting physical with each other.
These altercations can turn dangerous fast as well as result in criminal charges being filed against one or both of the individuals involved in the incident. Many people facing domestic violence charges never meant for any physical harm to occur but often find themselves on the hook for physical threats or altercations in Florida. Our article on domestic violence discusses the serious charges individuals can face after being accused of domestic violence and why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.