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Monthly Archives: August 2020

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Federal Domestic Violence Laws

By Justin Reep |

Acts of domestic violence are unlawful under both state and federal law. While many aspects of domestic violence-related laws in Florida and at the federal level are similar, there are also a number of differences. A thorough understanding of both state and federal law could play a critical role in the outcome of a… Read More »

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Arrested

Probation as a Consequence of a Domestic Violence Conviction

By Justin Reep |

Those who have been convicted of domestic violence in Florida are required to undergo at least one year of probation and to attend a batterer intervention program. Failing to abide by the terms of probation can have serious repercussions, including potential jail time, so if you were sentenced to a term of probation and… Read More »

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Completion of a Batterers’ Intervention Program as a Condition of Probation

By Justin Reep |

Being convicted of or pleading guilty to domestic violence can have far-reaching consequences for the parties involved, including potential jail time, probation, and the mandatory completion of a Batterers’ Intervention Program (BIP). BIPs are a form of pretrial intervention program that require participants to attend six months of group counseling sessions and comply with… Read More »

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