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Category: Domestic Violence

USF Football Player Arrested for Domestic Violence

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

When a person in Florida is accused of turning violent towards another person, there are several criminal charges that they may face. For couples or family members, violence can typically lead to a domestic violence charge. According to the Department of Justice, domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship which is used by one partner to …

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When Domestic Violence Turns Deadly

April 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

If a person physically harms their intimate partner, they may face charges for domestic violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of violence or abuse in an intimate relationship to gain power or control over the other partner. Domestic violence can take place in any form of relationship, regardless of gender, age, or sexual orientation. Domestic violence can cause long-lasting physical, …

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Pompano Beach Husband Charged with Murder for Wife’s Disappearance

June 30, 2022 Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes

A missing person case in Pompano Beach has quickly escalated into a presumed homicide. All signs are pointing at the missing woman’s husband, who lied to the police and never reported his partner missing. Although the police have reported finding incriminating evidence that hints at the woman’s death caused by foul play, they have still not yet found the body. …

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Attorney General News Release – Emergency Rule Banning New Synthetic Drugs

May 3, 2022 Domestic Violence, Drug Charges

An emergency rule has been issued by Attorney General Ashley Moody to place a new synthetic drug in the Drug Schedule. The specific emergency rule is targeting the illegal substance known as “nitazenes” and the various compounds under it. Florida is still currently dealing with dangerous opioids such as fentanyl, which has seen several deadly cases in the last few …

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The Rise of Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 16, 2020 Domestic Violence

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The presence of COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns have had an extremely negative impact on society, with wide-sweeping changes affecting everything from the 15% of adults who have lost their income, to the functioning of the criminal justice system itself.  As of the posting of this article over a million people worldwide have lost their lives, with nearly 20% of …

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Difference between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence in Florida

June 14, 2020 Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes

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What is the Difference between Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence in Florida? Assault, Battery and crimes of domestic violence are crimes which are commonly mistaken for one another and mixed up. They have very different meanings in the state of Florida, and if you have been accused of one of these crimes, it is important to understand exactly what the …

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Domestic Violence Charges in Florida

June 5, 2020 Domestic Violence

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What is the Florida Family Protection Act? Yearly there are over 100,000 cases of domestic violence reported in Florida. Unfortunately, many incidents go unreported. One in four women and one in nine men nationwide have reported severe domestic violence, with even more suffering less dangerous events. A substantial portion of the law surrounding domestic violence stems from the 2001 Family …

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Respondents Beware When Dealing with Injunctions for Stalking

March 10, 2017 Domestic Violence

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I am a criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, and I primarily focus on criminal allegations. However, I also handle collateral matters and allegations, the increasing number of which, involve ex-girlfriends, friends with benefits, friends, strangers found on social media and on and on  . . . .  It’s seemingly never-ending. Here is how it goes, someone gets their feelings …

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Domestic Violence is NOT an Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida

September 8, 2016 Bench Warrants/Warrants, Domestic Violence

Limitations on the Community Caretaking Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida The Fourth Amendment provides: “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to …

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