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Category: Domestic Violence


OCT. 3 2018
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | What is a Hate Crime?
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | What is a Hate Crime?

Hate crime laws have been somewhat controversial since they were put into place. Here we will go over the specifics of what makes a hate crime different from other types of crime. If you are charged, we are here.

 

Hate Crime Classification

 

The key to hate crime classification is the motivation of the person accused of the crime. If the criminal act was motivated simply by the defendant’s prejudice or hatred of the victim because of the victim’s perceived race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, the criminal act qualifies as a hate crime. Therefore, it is an …

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 …

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 …

MAR. 14 2017
20 People are the Victims of Domestic Violence Every Minute
20 People are the Victims of Domestic Violence Every Minute
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It seems like every morning there’s another domestic violence case the news. Sadly, this perception is close to reality, because domestic violence is a serious problem in Florida.

 

Let’s look at the last weekend in February. Over the course of just two days, police in Florida began to investigate the following cases, all of which are in some way related to domestic violence:

 

  • An attempted murder-suicide in Volusia County
  • An officer-involved shooting in Casselberry
  • A man who violated his domestic violence injunction by attacking two women with an ax in Marion County
  • A man who stabbed an

SEP. 19 2016
Florida Judge Scolded for Jailing Domestic Violence Victim
Florida Judge Scolded for Jailing Domestic Violence Victim
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Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court publicly scolded an Orlando judge for more than six minutes straight for the way she handled a domestic violence case last year.

 

Judge Jerri Collins was overseeing a domestic violence trial when a victim failed to appear and testify. After the trial was completed, Collins called the victim back into the courtroom, this time to hold her for contempt of court.

 

The victim pleaded with the judge that she could not go to jail because she had a 1 year old son to care for. She said that she had …

AUG. 11 2016
Understanding Domestic Violence Injunctions
Understanding Domestic Violence Injunctions

 

If you have been issued a domestic violence injunction, you may feel like you are walking on eggshells; you fear that you are going to be arrested just for going about your daily routine or visiting your favorite coffee shop. You may be confused as to how you were put in this position in the first place, or what a domestic violence injunction even does.

 

By understanding the power and penalties around domestic violence injunctions, you will be able to move forward, stay out of trouble, and even reverse the order in the future.

 

What Is a

APR. 19 2016
Consequences of a Florida Domestic Violence Conviction
Consequences of a Florida Domestic Violence Conviction
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Domestic Violence is a hot-button topic in today’s society.  It is one of the more “intimate” offenses in regards to our humanity and, as such, most people have extremely strong and emotionally driven opinions about the subject.  As is unfortuately the case, as with most types of criminal allegations, when people hear about a domestic violence case on the news, many automatically presume the offender is guilty.

 

For example, here are a couple of local “headlines” for you: A long-time South Florida podiatrist was recently accused of domestic violence against his wife in an alleged violent attack. A West