Simple battery dating violence

We often hear our clients say that a loved one doesn't deserve the charges against him or her but he/she may just need some counseling (at most), not a criminal record.We understand what you're going through, and there is hope. If you were arrested for domestic violence battery, and the charges are reduced or dropped, Florida law allows a one-time option to have your criminal record sealed or expunged.

Repeat violence: "Repeat violence" means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner's immediate family member.

Relief may include enjoining the respondent from committing any acts of violence or ordering such other relief as the court deems necessary for the protection of the petitioner, including injunctions or directives to law enforcement agencies, as provided in this section.

The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors: The term does not include violence in a casual acquaintanceship or violence between individuals who only have engaged in ordinary fraternization in a business or social context.

Any person who is the victim of dating violence and has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of another act of dating violence, or any person who has reasonable cause to believe he or she is in imminent danger of becoming the victim of an act of dating violence, or the parent or legal guardian of any minor child who is living at home and who seeks an injunction for protection against dating violence on behalf of that minor child, has standing in the circuit court to file a sworn petition for an injunction for protection against dating violence.

Are you being charged, in Palm Beach County, Florida, with Domestic Battery by Strangulation?

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