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Will My Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed If My Spouse Wants to Drop The Charges?

I have been asked this question by many people over the years. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer as it really depends on several important factors. First, it depends on the jurisdiction where the arrest occurred and how aggressive the State Attorney Domestic Violence Unit is in that county. Second, it depends on what the …

Served with a Domestic Violence Injunction: Should I Care?

Being served with a Domestic Violence Injunction is an event that you should definitely be concerned about. There are several important legal issues surrounding a domestic violence injunction that need to be understood in order to avoid violating the injunction. Some of the most important legal issues to understand deal with the no contact order, …

Zimmerman Charges dropped? Why hiring a lawyer early on in a DV case is important.

George Zimmerman’s recent Domestic Violence charges including aggravated assault were dropped according to the Orlando Sentinel today. Zimmerman’s girlfriend filed an affidavit where she recanted the allegations according to the newspaper. Phil Archer, State Attorney for Seminole County cited the affidavit, a failure to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, and a lack of any other corroborating evidence …

Zimmerman Arrested Again

George Zimmerman was arrested Monday, 11/16, on his second domestic violence charge in the past three months at the home of his girlfriend. The previous charge in August had been against his wife, and he was released. Law enforcement arrested Zimmerman, and he spent last night in the Seminole County jail with no bond. He goes to …

George Zimmerman’s Domestic Incident Warrants no Charge

After a domestic incident at George Zimmerman’s home in Lake Mary, Florida, no charges have been filed against him. The domestic incident in questions is in regards to an event that took place with his wife and her dad. The primary reason that there are no charges is that his wife has states that she …

Domestic Violence Statutes Scream for Reforms

Orange County, Orlando is known as one of the most dangerous counties in the U.S. for Domestic Violence victims. After years of this reputation, high-level officials in the judicial system and the community met together to improve the situation. The Domestic Violence Commission announced that after four months of research, there are some amendments that …

Shifting the Perception of Domestic Violence

An Orange County woman won a measure of justice after years of waiting. Her ex-husband received a 20-year prison term followed by 10 years of probation for hitting her in the head and attempting to choke her. Reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson case, the defendant made headlines as he held off police for hours in …

Central Florida Crime Increases Steadily While the Rest of State Drops

In recent years, the crime rate in Florida has fluctuated quite a bit, and now has fortunately diminished for most of Florida, as a recent round up of police files confirms. This positive trend doesn’t particularly apply to central Florida, especially for counties such as Osceola, Volusia, and Orange, which saw instances of crime increase. …

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