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Woman uses domestic violence experience to help others

When a Florida resident is harmed at the hands of a loved one, it can be difficult to come to terms with what has occurred, and to chart a course for what should happen next. One of the hardest things for people to understand is why a victim so often remains with his or her abuser for a significant period of time after abuse has taken place. There is no clear answer to this pressing domestic violence question, but one former victim, Beverly Gooden, has decided to use her own experience in the matter to help others who may be in similar positions.

Domestic violence: Where criminal and family law can meet

Divorce does not carry the same stigma it used to. That may be true in many places in Florida and elsewhere in the country. That does not mean that the process always goes smoothly. Cultural and religious factors can serve as tinder to create tensions in a breakup. Passions can flare and lead to cases of domestic violence.

WWE star with bad past accused of domestic assault in Florida

The issue of domestic violence remains significant in many areas of the United States, including Florida. When a celebrity is accused of domestic assault, word travels fast. Such is the case for WWE star, Adam Rose (stage name) after a recent incident involving his wife.

Domestic assault charge against Don McClean is set for hearing

Domestic violence charges made by a spouse against the other spouse are often unpredictable in terms of the ultimate case outcome. In some relationships, the cause of the complaint may be a temporary aberration or it may be the symptom of years of domestic assault and violence against the abused victim. In Florida and elsewhere, these cases often are resolved by out-of-court agreements, especially where the parties want to try again and are at the same time willing to engage in substantial anger management efforts, including counseling and rehabilitation services.

Florida atheletes accused of domestic violence have rights

There are many professional athletes in the state of Florida. One article suggested that, in recent times, domestic violence charges filed against professional athletes have been on the rise. According to some, one can read about athletes in the crime statistics as often as one can learn about them in the sports news pages.

Domestic violence protection order violation may soon be a felony

Thousands of Florida residents claim to be victims of domestic violence every year, which means the number of alleged abusers is pretty significant. While domestic violence is a serious concern -- one that is not taken lightly by law enforcement officials -- any such accusations typically need to be substantiated in order for legal action to be taken. As the consequences of a conviction on a domestic violence charge can be quite severe, utilizing experienced representation can assist in ensuring the rights of those accused of this behavior are fully considered and protected.

Florida law enforcement officer facing domestic violence charges

Teachers, lawyers, police officers and other authority figures are people just like everyone else. They make mistakes, and they have arguments with their significant others. When the accusation of domestic violence comes into the picture for a police officer or other authority figure, one might say that a conviction could pose a greater threat to that person's reputation and future earning potential.

Florida woman unlikely to serve prison term after change in law

On June 20, the Florida governor signed into law new guidelines regarding individuals who use a gun to fire a warning shot or to threaten violence while attempting to protect themselves. According to authorities, the new law may affect the case of a 33-year-old woman who received a 20-year prison sentence in connection with a domestic violence incident in which she claimed self-defense after firing a warning shot into the air. Authorities say that the 33-year-old woman will likely be absolved of her prison sentence thanks to the new law, which was inspired by her case.

Police decline domestic violence charges for former NFL player

Couples can have disagreements and fights regularly. Even couples that are in love have situations where each person does not see eye-to-eye. When these disagreements turn physical, Florida police can get involved and arrest the party that they see as the primary aggressor. Even in situations where the physical harm is minimal, domestic violence charges are a possibility.

Florida woman faces charges for shooting partner

Domestic violence charges have the potential to seriously change a person's life. In addition to the criminal penalties -- including jail or prison time, probation and others -- people can face social and economic consequences. For example, even allegations of domestic violence can result in child custody changes and protective orders. These types of civil actions can mean that people won't be allowed near their home or children.

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