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Former Miami-Dade County Mayor Charged With Domestic Violence Battery

Carlos Alvarez, the former mayor of Miami-Dade County, is facing a charge of domestic violence battery after a woman with whom he had been in a relationship accused him of grabbing her.

Alvarez appeared in domestic violence bond court this morning where the judge set his bond at $1,500.

As is the norm in domestic violence cases, the judge imposed a stay-away order, prohibiting Alvarez from having any contact with the alleged victim.

Battery is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in county jail.

Eric Matheny is a Miami domestic violence attorney and Broward domestic violence attorney.