According to statistics from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there were about 4,633 reported cases of domestic violence in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2019. Domestic violence involves assault, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offense committed by a family or household member against another family or household member that results in an injury. A defendant convicted of domestic violence in the state of Florida may face severe punishment and other serious social consequences.
If you're facing domestic violence charges, it is paramount that you retain a highly-skilled Florida criminal defense attorney immediately to help craft your defense. I am dedicated to offering experienced and knowledgeable legal services to clients in domestic violence matters. As your legal counsel, I can fight aggressively to help protect your rights and outline an effective defense strategy for your situation. I will also offer you the comprehensive guidance and reliable representation you need to pursue a favorable outcome in your case.
My firm proudly serves clients across Boca Raton, Florida, and surrounding communities of Palm Beach County, Deer Field Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Coral Springs.
Domestic Violence in Florida
According to Florida Statutes Section 741.28(2), domestic violence is defined as:
"Any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member."
Furthermore, Florida law, under Section 741.28(4), recognizes a "family or household member" as:
- Intimate partners
- Current or former spouses
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Persons presently living together as if a family
- Persons who have lived together in the past as if a family
- Parents who have a child in common, regardless of whether or not they were previously married