Domestic Violence in Florida
Proven Defense from Our Seasoned Palm Beach Criminal Attorney
Have you been accused of domestic violence in South Florida? If so, it
may benefit you to contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. right
away. Our Palm Beach criminal defense attorney devotes his career to the
practice of criminal defense alone, which enables him to provide every
client with the time and personalized attention they deserve.
What is domestic violence?
In Florida, domestic violence is defined as threats, emotional abuse, physical
abuse, or violence that is committed by a family or household member against
another family or household member.
The following can be considered forms of domestic violence:
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Battery or aggravated battery
- Child abuse, neglect, or endangerment
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual assault or battery
- Spousal rape
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
While many people assume that domestic violence only occurs between spouses,
domestic violence can also occur between people involved in other types
of relationships, such as between a boyfriend / girlfriend or a domestic
partnership. Under Florida law, individuals must currently or previously
have lived together in the same unit to be considered a family or household
member (with the exception of parents who share a child).
Family or household members may refer to any of the following people:
- Current or former spouses
- Individuals that are related by blood
- Individuals that are related by marriage
- Individuals that are currently living or previously lived together
- Parents who have a child together-regardless of whether they were ever
married or not
Penalties for Domestic Violence Offenses
If you are found guilty of a domestic violence offense, you will be required
to serve a minimum one-year probation period. During this time, you will
have to attend a batterers' intervention program-unless the court
states on the record why it believes the program is not necessary. If
you are convicted of a domestic violence offense that involves the intentional
infliction of bodily harm to another individual, you also must serve a
minimum of five days in county jail.
With such harsh penalties, it is essential that you contact our firm as
soon as possible after you have been charged. Even false allegations of
domestic violence can have a negative impact on parental rights and the
disposition of shared property.
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former Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney, which gives him
insight into the tactics used by prosecutors. He uses his knowledge obtained as a former prosecutor to predict the actions
that the opposing side may take, and counteracts these actions by building
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