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COVID-19 & Domestic Violence Accusations

COVID-19 & Domestic Violence Accusations

Shelter-in-place orders have forced 21 million Florida residents to follow a drastically different lifestyle: working from home, learning online and coexisting with family members around-the-clock. Stress is high, employment is low, and lifestyles are ever-changing. These temporary situations can unknowingly lead to permanent damage for your future if you are suddenly faced with a domestic violence accusation. It is common for those who are charged with domestic violence to have no idea they perpetrated the act in the first place, and there are many instances in which accusations are simply false to begin with.

The term “domestic violence” may register to many people as a form of physical violence against a co-habitant, spouse or child. Florida even defines domestic violence as an offense resulting in the physical injury or death of one family or household member, but this definition also includes spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time.

There are many forms of physical violence that are typically overlooked and not understood, which leads to unintentional acts of domestic violence as well as misleading accusations by the victim.

Domestic violence in Floridaincludes offenses such as:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape (includes attempted rape)
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Forcible Fondling
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Simple Assault
  • Threat/Intimidation
  • Simple Stalking

Most, if not all, of these tracking points can be perceived to embody physical acts of violence.

Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence also includes abuse outside of physical acts, such as:

  • Economic
  • Emotional
  • Psychological

With these factors in mind, it is easy for an alleged victim to mistakenly or intentionally make domestic violence accusations. Something as simple as a verbal fight in which you raise your voice could work against you under the wrong circumstances. If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges, do not give up hope. Our persistent domestic violence lawyer will gather each detail of your story to build a hard-hitting case in your defense.

Accused of Domestic Violence in Orlando? Let Mazin Law Help!

Although the rate of domestic violence offenses in Florida has decreased by 43.4% from 1998 to 2018, law enforcement is now bracing for a sharp increase in accusations. In detrimental times like these, the economy, emotions and psychological health are sensitive, paving the way for a domestic violence accusation to rise against you whether you intended for it to occur or not. Our domestic violence attorney at Mazin Law has handled thousands of cases, and we’re ready to craft a compelling defense strategy on your behalf to combat the accusations that have been made against you.

We can support you with any of the following charges, as they apply to domestic violence accusations:

In challenging times like these, let our team make your life easier. We are available 24/7 at (407) 477-6744.

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