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The Felony Domestic Violence Pre-File Process

Florida is a “no drop” state. That means that if the police get called out on a domestic violence call, an arrest will be made. Long gone are the days when the cops would come to a house ...
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What Constitutes Domestic Violence In Florida

Ordinary crimes and domestic crimes are distinguishable in criminal court. A crime that occurs between strangers will be treated differently than a crime that occurs between people in a domestic ...
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Coral Gables Teenager Facing Aggravated Stalking Charges

A Coral Gables teenager may be facing charges of aggravated stalking after allegedly showing off a sexually-explicit video depicting sex with an underage girl. Pursuant to a search warrant, Pinecrest ...
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Former NFL Star Gets Administrative Probation In Domestic Violence Case

Former NFL star Chad Johnson had his 12-month probation sentence converted to administrative, or non-reporting, probation by a Broward County Court Judge yesterday. Johnson was charged last year with ...
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Miami Woman Charged With Attemped Murder In Domestic Violence Incident

A 52-year old Miami woman was arrested and charged with attempted felony murder for allegedly stabbing her husband repeatedly in the torso and upper arms. Since the incident occurred between two ...
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Hallandale Beach Police Searching For Suspect In Domestic Violence Incident

The Hallandale Beach Police Department has announced that they are looking for a suspect in a violent domestic violence incident. The police are alleging that the accused struck his ...
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Judicial Review Calendar

If you enter into Pretrial Diversion (PTD) or are placed on probation for a misdemeanor domestic violence offense in Miami-Dade County, you may have to continue going to court even though your case ...
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Domestic And Non-Domestic Battery

This entry pertains only to the misdemeanor offense of battery. Battery is the unwanted touching or striking of another. While felony variations of battery exist, such as aggravated battery, simple ...
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Coral Springs Man Accused of Beating Wife Over Eight-Hour Period

A Coral Springs man has been arrested and is facing a number of domestic violence charges for allegedly beating his wife in their home over a period of eight hours. The accused is being held on a ...
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NFL Star Accepts Plea Deal In Domestic Violence Case

Former Miami Dolphin wide receiver Chad Johnson (also known as Chad Ochocinco) has accepted a plea of no contest to one count of misdemeanor battery. Johnson had been accused of striking his ...
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Coral Gables Police Officer Charged With Domestic Battery

A Coral Gables police officer has been charged with three counts of battery in an alleged domestic violence incident. The officer's girlfriend, also a member of the Coral Gables Police Department, ...
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Minimum Sentences For Domestic Violence Convictions

Florida law prescribes for mandatory minimum sentencing if convicted (adjudicated guilty) of a domestic violence offense. Florida law specifically provides that, "if a person is adjudicated ...
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Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Fatal Shooting In Coral Springs

What is believed to have been an incident of domestic violence turned deadly in Coral Springs Sunday evening. When Coral Springs police arrived at a home in the 5300 block of 126th Avenue just before ...
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Domestic Violence Pretrial Diversion (Batterer Intervention)

Both Pretrial Diversion (PTD) and Pretrial Intervention (PTI) are available, to some extent, for domestic violence offenses. In Miami-Dade County, PTD (misdemeanor domestic violence) and PTI (felony ...
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Broward Man Charged In Aggravated Battery To Plead No Contest

A man accused of beating his wife in a judge's chambers during a divorce proceeding last year has entered an open plea to the court, hoping a judge will show mercy during a sentencing hearing ...
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Accused Stalker Charged In Kidnapping Plot

A man previously convicted of aggravated stalking is accused of plotting to kidnap his former girlfriend whom he was accused of stalking several years ago. A Broward Sheriff's Office investigation ...
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Hollywood Woman Charged With A Number of Domestic Violence Offenses

A Hollywood woman was given a $3,000 bond after Hallandale Beach police say she dipped her hand in pink paint and left a palm print on the front seat of her ex-boyfriend's car. The 25-year old ...
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Permanent Injunctions And Aggravated Stalking

One of the ways in which aggravated stalking can be charged is when the crime of stalking, normally a misdemeanor, occurs while a permanent injunction or court-imposed prohibition of conduct toward ...
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Domestic Violence: Prosecuting Without A Victim

One of the biggest mistakes people make when charged with a domestic violence crime is assuming that just because the alleged victim doesn't want to prosecute, the State Attorney will ...
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Veteran Miami Police Officer Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

According to NBC Miami, a veteran City of Miami police officer was recently arrested and charged with one count of battery, and one count of battery by strangulation. Battery is a first-degree ...
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Broward Newlywed Woman Charged With Domestic Violence

The Sun Sentinel reports that a newlywed Broward woman was charged with domestic battery only hours after getting married. Police said that the accused attacked her husband and bit him. The couple ...
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Palm Beach Man Accused of Aggravated Battery

NBC Miami reports that a Palm Beach County man was arrested Monday after he allegedly chased his girlfriend down the street and beat her with a hammer, according to police reports. The accused faces a ...
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Boca Raton Man Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

The Palm Beach Post reports that a Boca Raton man was arrested earlier this week on domestic violence charges after he allegedly placed his 70-year-old mother in a headlock and put a kitchen knife to ...
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Palm Beach County Woman Arrested for Assault on Husband

According to the Palm Beach Post, a Wellington woman was arrested this week after allegedly hitting her husband with a television remote control. The accused, a 48-year old woman, was charged with ...
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Miami-Dade Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

A Miami-Dade police officer is accused of verbally and physically fighting with a woman, at one point allegedly dragging her by her hair, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The Miami Herald ...
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