Category Archives: Domestic Violence
FLORIDA RISK PROTECTION ORDERS (RPO)
In response to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, legislation was passed in an effort to protect the public from shootings by restricting firearm and ammunition possession by persons who may be a danger to themselves or others, Florida Statute 790.401. As a result, courts can now issue… Read More »
Criminal Pre-Filing Decision: Don’t Miss Your Window of Opportunity!
An arrest for a crime is just that – an arrest. It’s not a conviction. It means that the arresting officer is of the opinion that there is probable cause to arrest you for the charge. That is not to say that it is an insignificant event. It is significant and important. An arrest is… Read More »
ARRESTED DURING SPRING BREAK? WHAT NOT TO DO!
It’s that time of year again. Young students and people from all across the country flock to Florida for Spring Break looking to have fun. However things sometimes get out of hand and they get arrested or cited for a crime. If you get arrested; don’t make the common mistakes which can impact you for… Read More »
Non-Cooperative Victim in a Florida Domestic Violence Case
You’ve been arrested in Florida for domestic violence and the victim doesn’t want to prosecute. The victim may have even filed a Request Not to Prosecute or stated so in open court. Should you just assume that the charges are going to be dropped? The short answer is no. Florida Law specifically states that domestic… Read More »
Domestic Battery in Florida: It’s Not Like Every Other Crime
DOMESTIC BATTERY IN FLORIDA: It’s Not Like Every Other Crime Hard Line Approach As a practicing criminal defense attorney, I often receive calls from individuals who have either been arrested for domestic batter, or from the “victim” of domestic battery calling on behalf of the arrested person. More often than not, if it is the “victim”… Read More »