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Four Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

By Justin Reep |

It is not uncommon for couples to get into heated disputes and fights on occasion. However, once it reaches a certain level, police are likely to be called. As a result, you could find yourself facing domestic violence charges in Florida.  These are serious allegations. In addition to damaging your reputation and your relationship… Read More »

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Seminole County Jail In Spotlight Over Treatment of Juvenile Offenders

By Justin Reep |

While it is not uncommon for teenagers to get into mischief, either in school or in the community at large, it can have serious consequences that impact them for years after. Juvenile offenses in Florida can carry serious penalties, which include a jail sentence.  A recent case in which a Seminole County deputy was… Read More »

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Can Domestic Violence Charges be Dropped?

By Justin Reep |

Many domestic violence accusations are simply the result of a disagreement that got out of hand, or an attempt by one party to punish the other for an unrelated wrong. In either case, accusing someone of committing an act of domestic violence can have serious repercussions for all of the parties involved. Unfortunately, it… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

By Justin Reep |

Like the rest of the country, many Florida residents are waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic as best as they can. Unfortunately, this has proven to be a difficult endeavor for many who are required to stay at home or who have lost their jobs as a result of the economic downturn. While it is… Read More »

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Evaluating a Domestic Violence Incident Report

By Justin Reep |

The consequences of a domestic violence allegation can be serious, so most individuals who have been accused of this type of crime are strongly encouraged to retain an experienced Seminole domestic violence lawyer who can help protect their rights and interests. One of the first and most important things that an attorney will do… Read More »

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Timeline of a Domestic Violence Case

By Justin Reep |

Florida law provides for a specific type of injunction for those who are seeking protection against interpersonal violence in a domestic setting. The granting of these injunctions can have serious consequences for the parties involved, especially for those who have been wrongly accused, so if you were recently arrested for domestic violence, it is… Read More »

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Am I Required to Surrender My Firearms if Accused of Domestic Violence?

By Justin Reep |

In Florida, those who have been accused of domestic violence face severe repercussions, including a loss of visitation with their children and the relinquishment of a shared residence. Another common requirement included in both temporary and permanent domestic violence injunctions, however, is the mandatory surrender of any firearms and ammunition on the part of… Read More »

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The Use of Mediation in Domestic Violence Injunction Cases

By Justin Reep |

When evaluating domestic violence claims, courts have the option of referring a case to mediation, where the parties can attempt to reach an out-of-court agreement on injunction-related issues. This type of alternative dispute resolution tends to take a significant amount of pressure off of the parties involved, while also ensuring that they retain as… Read More »

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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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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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