Domestic Violence

January 24, 2018
Domestic Violence

FSU’s Deondre Francois Investigated for Domestic Violence

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida State University quarterback Deondre Francois was recently investigated for a domestic violence incident. The report states that he was accused of committing domestic violence, specifically, battery on a pregnant woman. As with a large number of similar cases, there were conflicting reports and accounts of the incident and no charges have been filed. Under Florida Statute 741.28 domestic violence includes battery and agrevated battery of one family or household member by another family or household member. Family or household members include husbands or wives, ex-wives and ex-husbands, people related by blood or marriage, people living together as a […]
November 18, 2017
Domestic Violence Injunction

Domestic Violence Injunctions

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. F.S. 741.28 What Is An Injunction? An injunction, more commonly referred to as a restraining order, is a judicial order that restrains a person beginning or continuing an action that threatens or invades the legal right of another. What Does A Petition For A Domestic Violence Injunction Need To Prove? In order for a judge to sign […]
May 18, 2017

Criminal Law Legislation Update May 18, 2017

Florida House and Senate Pass Bill to Help Utility Companies Get Restitution The House and Senate have passed a bill that will make it easier for utility companies get restitution on criminal cases. When I worked at the State, I often had what’s called “grow house cases”.  These are cases where the accused has allegedly tampered with a meter of a house to get electricity but not be charged for it. The electricity was then being used for lamps to grow marijuana inside the house.  These lamps would easily exhaust thousands of dollars in electricity. Because there was no longer a working meter, determining […]