Domestic violence is defined in Florida Statute 741.28 as "any assault, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit".
Domestic violence can be divided into three main categories; Physical abuse, Verbal abuse, and Sexual abuse. Physical abuse would be a physical assault such as pushing, slapping, kicking, choking, and beating. Verbal Abuse would be akin to intimidating conversations followed by acting with anger and stalking. And Sexual abuse is as it sounds, unwanted sexual touching or forced sexual acts upon someone.
Convictions for domestic violence may seriously impact your family relationships, your employment, and your standing in the community. If you are facing domestic violence charges in Florida, you should contact an experienced domestic violence attorney at Lance P. Richard, P.A. today for a consultation.
Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles domestic violence in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.