The Law Offices of Elaine E. Lukic
20 Years Experience
Former domestic violence & sex assault prosecutor
Free Consultation 24/7
Toll Free: 800-478-8859
Menu Contact
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals" — Equal Justice Foundation

Florida domestic violence cases not always clear cut

Some domestic violence shelters in Florida have reported a rise in parents and children seeking refuge this summer – so much so that they are overflowing – but what is the cause?

It's likely because of multiple reasons, said people who work for the shelters.

One is the season, with more parents deciding to leave their alleged abusers when school is out of session – combined with the summer heat and humidity that can lead tempers to flare more easily. Next, it could be because there is a lack of affordable housing, meaning survivors can't get together enough money to move to a place of their own. It also could be due to the rise of the NO MORE movement, as people have become emboldened, instead of embarrassed, to discuss what they say is violence against them.

And lastly, some said, the rash of domestic-violence murder cases in Florida has encouraged some parents to leave their partner. They don't want themselves or their children to be the next victims.

"People are now willing to take this crime seriously," one expert in the field told the Orlando Sentinel. "We're becoming more comfortable talking about it."

These reports of overcrowding in domestic violence shelters are discouraging. It is never OK for a partner to abuse another in any manner, whether it is physically, emotionally, verbally or sexually.

Domestic violence is a serious crime that holds serious consequences for those found guilty of it, which includes everything from the loss of a job to jail time. Those alleging domestic violence deserve to have their stories heard and seek help, when needed. Not all cases are black and white, however, and wrongful accusations frequently occur. Those who believe they have been wrongfully accused also deserve to be heard. A Florida attorney experienced in such cases can offer guidance.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email us for a response

Palm Beach Gardens Office
Village Square Professional Park
800 Village Square Crossing
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Toll Free: 800-478-8859
Phone: 561-656-2024
Fax: 561-656-2041
Map & Directions

Lakewood Office
200 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228

Toll Free: 800-478-8859
Phone: 303-809-3425
Fax: 303-569-2233
Map & Directions

Frisco Office
307 Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443

Toll Free: 800-478-8859
Phone: 970-668-3222
Fax: 303-569-2233
Map & Directions