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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit.

Types of domestic violence

An assault does not have to be physical violence. An assault can occur if someone intentionally threatens to cause you physical violence, even if they do not touch you.

Consequences of the Domestic Violence Charge in Florida

If you were charged with any form of domestic violence, then you need an experienced attorney for the following reasons:

Penalties

In Florida, the penalties for a domestic violence charge can include: