Florida Statutes § 741.28 defines domestic violence as any assault, battery, aggravated assault or battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment or other criminal offense committed by a household or family member that results in the injury or death to another household or family member.
According to this Florida law, the definition of a household member can include a spouse, former spouse, person related by blood or marriage, people who had a child together or a person who resides with another as a family member or has resided in the past.
The alleged offender and the accused must currently or previously have resided together in the same single dwelling unit to be considered a family or household member under Florida law. However, parents who have a child in common do not have to live in the same home.
Although domestic violence is a very broad term, and can be construed as such, the following are the types of cases Mr. Dunn typically handles under Domestic Violence charges:
Penalties can vary widely depending on who the victim was, the offense, was a weapon used during the offense, the age of the victim, and whether the alleged offender has a previous criminal history. Domestic Violence penalties can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the facts of the case.
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FCADV desires to create a violence-free world and provides leadership, education, training, technical assistance, advocacy and support to domestic violence center programs.
If you are charged with a domestic violence charge in the Sarasota, Manatee, Venice or DeSoto counties, contact The DUNN Law Firm at 941-866-4352 for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. Mr. Dunn can help you determine possible defenses to your charge and fight to achieve the best outcome in your case.