Domestic Violence Attorney In Florida
Florida Lawyer Protects Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence occurs in many homes but is often not discussed. Abusive relationships can begin with verbal abuse and escalate to actual physical harm. When this occurs, it can be very dangerous for the abused spouse, child or family member if proper actions are not taken.
Many women, and even men, fail to report such abuse due to fear, humiliation and ignorance. If you or someone you know finds themselves in this situation, it is very important to contact a professional Florida domestic violence attorney to represent and protect you under these circumstances. Domestic violence is a crime and the act should be treated as such. If a child is involved, this becomes even more crucial, for their safety and well being.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, your first action should be to contact the police and file a complaint. Our experienced attorneys can obtain a restraining order against the person who is either harassing, or physically abusing you or your loved ones.
It can also occur, however, that you may have been wrongfully charged or accused of domestic violence and are disputing the facts. We can also assist you in defending your rights and providing you with a skilled legal defense.
What Is the Difference Between Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence?
The difference between intimate partner violence and domestic violence is that domestic violence is violence between two people and within a household and happens between parents, children, siblings. Intimate partner violence only occurs between romantic partners that may or may not live together. Domestic violence can include the following assault, stalking, sexual assault, slapping, shoving, punching, kicking, etc. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) includes any behavior that one partner initiates that power and control over another romantic partner. Examples of IPV include the following: physical/ sexual violence, cultural abuse, spiritual abuse, and other forms of controlling behaviors.
Is Harassment a Misdemeanor?
Harassment can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Harassment by someone that is under a restraining order may be charged with a higher level of charge. Harassment can be elevated to a higher charge if you target certain people of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, etc.
Watch our short sessions on domestic violence!
Session 1: Domestic Violence Explained
Session 2: Domestic Violence Injunctions
Session 3: Criminal Domestic Violence Charges (AKA Domestic Battery)
Handling Domestic Violence Cases
Tauna R. Bogle, P.A. of Bogle Law has been serving citizens of Charlotte County, South Sarasota County and Arcadia on domestic violence issues for some time. With her aggressive handling of your case, you can feel confident she will do her utmost to provide you with the legal assistance you need to handle your domestic violence issue. Call our office today for a completely confidential consultation.
Have you been a victim of domestic violence? Contact Florida Domestic Violence Lawyer Tauna R. Bogle, P.A. for professional and skilled representation.