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Category: Domestic Assault


FEB. 27 2019
Domestic Violence Lawyer West Palm Beach| Types of Abuse under Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Lawyer West Palm Beach| Types of Abuse under Domestic Violence

Abusers come in different forms and sizes, and anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. In a relationship, it is common for couples or family members to fight but sometimes these innocent little fights turn to abuse, and most of us fail to recognize this. Consult a Domestic Violence Lawyer West Palm Beach to help you asses if you are in an abusive situation. But for the meantime let this article guide you on some types of abuse under domestic violence.

 

Physical Abuse

 

Physical abuse happens when a partner or a loved one is threatening to …

DEC. 20 2018
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving

Reckless driving laws in Florida differ slightly from laws in other stares. Here are the basics surrounding how the law views reckless driving in Florida.

 

The Law

 

Florida has its own version of reckless driving.  Florida Statute 316.192 states, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”  Reckless driving is a criminal offense that can lead to jail, even prison in some cases, depending on whether it’s the first conviction or whether there are injuries or property damage. Careless driving leads to …

OCT. 10 2018
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground

The use of stand your ground laws in Florida have been controversial for some time. Here we will go over the basics around this law.

 

What is Stand Your Ground?

 

The enactment of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in 2005 did not create a new type of affirmative defense with regard to the use of deadly force. The principle that a person may use deadly force in self-defense if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm has been the law in Florida for well over a century. …

JULY  2 2018
Domestic Violence Lawyer in West Palm Beach | What is It?
Domestic Violence Lawyer in West Palm Beach | What is It?

There is no shame in seeking help. You are deserving of a safe home and healthy relationships. And that’s why our domestic violence lawyer in West Palm Beach is here to help victims of domestic violence in Florida. In order to take action, we must define the accusation. So, keep reading to learn more about how Florida law defines domestic violence:

 

How Common is Domestic Violence?

 

Any domestic violence in Florida is too much domestic violence. But, unfortunately, there are thousands of reported cases every year. In 2015, in Florida alone, there were 107,666 reported acts of …

AUG. 18 2017
El Patron and What a Domestic Violence Allegation Can Cost You
El Patron and What a Domestic Violence Allegation Can Cost You
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You know that if you are convicted of committing a crime, you could face serious consequences, such as jail time and expensive fines. However, time and money aren’t the only things that a crime, or even just an accusation of a crime, can cost you.

 

In addition to legal penalties, a criminal allegation can ruin your job, your house, your family, and your good name. When that allegation relates to domestic violence, though, the legal and personal consequences can be even more severe.

 

Let’s look at the recent incident involving El Patron and Paige, two professional …

MAY  24 2017
When Can You Be Charged with Domestic Assault in Florida?
When Can You Be Charged with Domestic Assault in Florida?

If things get out of hand with your partner or one of your relatives, you may be facing domestic violence charges.

 

These types of charges don’t just come from a physical altercation or an injury, though. In fact, you don’t have to touch someone in order to be arrested for domestic assault.

 

That may sound crazy, but it comes down to the legal definition of assault in our state.

 

What Does “Assault” Really Mean?

 

Assault, according to Florida law, is committed when someone threatens another person and gives the victim reason to fear imminent …