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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