Domestic Violence Battery in Florida
In the state of Florida domestic violence battery is defined as hitting, punching, striking, or simply touching a spouse, domestic partner, or family member without their permission.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a very common occurrence in the U.S. and in Florida, and domestic violence battery is the most common of all the different types of domestic violence, however, there are other crimes that are common including “domestic violence battery by strangulation”, “aggravated assault”, aggravated battery” and of course, “murder”.
Most state attorneys have special units or assigned prosecutors that specialize in domestic violence cases, since the legislature aims to treat domestic violence cases as criminal acts rather than private matters; this is why it is extremely important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you craft a defense strategy suited to your specific situation. In addition, it is necessarily for the defendant to be extremely honest with the criminal defense attorney, since the State Attorney’s office will look at the accused’s criminal history, including prior arrests for domestic violence and non-domestic violence charges, prior injections for protection against domestic and so forth. It is also important to note that when the accused is arrested for domestic violence, they will be in custody until brought before the court for admittance to bail. When determining bail, the court will take into consideration the safety of the alleged victim and the victim’s children, and anyone else who the court deems to be in danger, this is why you need to arm yourself with a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney such as the attorneys at Smith & Eulo Law Firm.
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