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 family, people who have resided together as if a family in the past, and people who have a child in common.
If charges were to be filed against Francois, he could also face a criminal charge if accused of committing battery on a pregnant woman, which is a second-degree felony, regardless of the classification of domestic violence.
If you or someone you know has been accused of Domestic Violence, call Frost law for a free consultation to understand your rights today at (407) 670-5569.