The Florida Domestic Violence Law
Florida Statute 741.28 defines domestic violence as any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking aggravating stalking, kidnapping false imprisonment or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of a family or household member by another who is or has resided in the same dwelling unit.
Family or household members can include spouses, and even former spouses, as well as adults related by blood or marriage. Persons who are living together may also qualify as domestic.
Every domestic violence charge and case is unique. You should not rely on the advice of family members or friends as their situation and the facts involved may be different. You should speak with a domestic violence criminal defense lawyer. The initial consultation with Sandefer Law Firm is free. Please review the qualifications and experience of this website. When selecting the proper attorney, you should compare experience and qualifications and ask friends and persons in the legal community.