Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges In Fort Lauderdale?
You will need a local criminal lawyer to defend you. Below are the Domestic violence laws in Florida.
MARRIAGE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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741.28 Domestic violence; definitions.—As used in ss. 741.28-741.31:
(1) “Department” means the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
(2) “Domestic violence” means 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.
(3) “Family or household member” means spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
(4) “Law enforcement officer” means any person who is elected, appointed, or employed by any municipality or the state or any political subdivision thereof who meets the minimum qualifications established in s. 943.13 and is certified as a law enforcement officer under s. 943.1395.
History.—s. 1, ch. 94-134; s. 1, ch. 94-135; s. 1, ch. 95-195; s. 4, ch. 97-155; s. 9, ch. 2002-55.
This law requires the police to make an arrest if they are called to the residence in response to domestic violence allegations. To learn more about domestic violence charges in Fort Lauderdale and to speak to a local domestic violence criminal lawyer call the Law Offices Of Guy Seligman, 320 SE 9th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316