In Florida, being charged with assault does not necessarily require you to have come into physical contact with the person accusing you. Despite this, the consequences for being convicted can still be quite severe, especially in the case of domestic violence. Quesada Law Firm will take a look today at the potential long-term repercussions of a domestic violence conviction.
When you think of domestic abuse in Florida, you may imagine physical violence. This is one form that abuse may take, and unfortunately, it often does. However, domestic violence is not limited to physical forms of abuse. A family member or significant other may abuse you psychologically and/or emotionally without ever raising a hand against you. One of the most specific and frightening of these nonviolent forms of abuse is gaslighting.
If you are like many people in Florida, you have likely heard or read reports about someone being arrested for and charged with domestic violence. However, you may not really understand what this type of charge might entail. Understanding this is important as the definitions related to these types of offenses may be broader than what you would have suspected on your own.
While most people think it’s easy to recognize an abusive relationship, for some people this is not the case. It can be tough to recognize common signs while abuse is ongoing, especially if the person has been subjected to poor treatment for a long time. WebMD explains some of the common signs so you can recognize abuse and seek help as soon as possible.
If you have been accused of domestic violence by your spouse or significant other in Florida and you believe that person might be seeking legal action against you, it will be important for you to learn about the process involved in their attempts to get a restraining order or otherwise keep you away from them or your children.