Boynton Beach Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a terrible issue that the legal system takes seriously. Victims of domestic violence have legal rights to protection through the court system. Many victims of such violence may not realize what their options are or how to initiate protective court proceedings. After experiencing domestic violence, the idea of going through the courts for protection may seem daunting or confusing. If you are seeking legal protection from domestic violence, contact me for a free legal consultation. I have practiced law for over 40 years, and can put that experience to use for you. Contact me today to schedule your consultation and for more information about protecting your rights.
Domestic Violence Protection for Boynton Beach Residents
Florida law defines domestic violence as violence between family or household members. State law also defines who is considered a family or household member, including:
- Former spouses;
- Persons related by blood or marriage;
- Persons who are presently living together as a family (or have in the past); and
- Persons who are parents of a child together (regardless of marital status or living arrangements).
Florida domestic violence laws are separate from assault and battery laws because they are limited to violence between the above groups of people. The definition of the violence itself is broad, and includes:
- Physical violence;
- Sexual assault and/or battery;
- False imprisonment; and
- Any other criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or are in imminent danger of domestic violence, you can seek legal protection from your offending family or household member. You have legal options, and should consult an attorney regarding these options. As a victim, you can ask the court for legal protection from the violent offender in the form of a protective order. A judge determines whether or not a protective order should be issued. When making that determination, the judge will consider multiple factors regarding your relationship with the abusive party, including:
- Whether the respondent (the violent party) intentionally harmed you;
- Whether the respondent has threatened to harm you, your children, or other members of your family or household;
- Whether the respondent has a criminal history of violence; and
- Any actions of the respondent that made you believe you were imminent danger of domestic violence.
These are just a few factors courts will analyze in your case. As a Boynton Beach domestic violence attorney, I can help you communicate that relationship to the judge in a beneficial way.
Contact Experience Boynton Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer
Time is of the essence in domestic violence cases, so it is important to consult a reputable, seasoned domestic violence attorney as soon as possible. For more than 40 years, I have dedicated my time and experience to helping clients. Having successfully represented many domestic violence victims, I know how the law can help you. Contact me today for more information and to schedule a free initial consultation. Call my office at (954) 229-1660 or my cell phone at (954) 295-9222 today.
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