Domestic Violence

by Laura M. Wright on Oct. 17, 2021


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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is aggressively prosecuted in the state of Florida. Many times, one Assistant State Attorney prosecutes all of the domestic violence crimes in their office. So, what is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

Under Florida Statute 741.28, Domestic Violence Battery is defined as the touching or striking of a family memberhousehold member, or domestic partner against their will. In Florida, a conviction of Domestic Violence, which is a First Degree Misdemeanor, is punishable by up to one year in jail, one year of probation, and a $1,000 fine. At a minimum, the Judge must sentence someone convicted of Domestic Violence with one year of probation. A Domestic Violence conviction has collateral consequences as well. The collateral consequences include:

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