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Could you wind up arrested for emotional abuse of your spouse?

No one should deny that domestic abuse is a significant problem here in Florida, as it is in the rest of the United States. Approximately 3 million cases of domestic abuse are reported annually -- but that is just the tip of the iceberg, as countless more incidents are never reported.

Domestic violence in the digital era: Turning homes into weapons

Modern homes are increasingly wired for control through smartphone apps and voice-controlled systems like Siri and Alexa. Lights, television sets, air conditioners, thermostats, security systems and even the locks on the door are all possibly connected.

Florida domestic violence accusations come at a cost

Imagine there's a woman who receives an award from an organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence and abuse. The woman came to the center with her tale of domestic violence, survived and thrived, and moved on to help others in a situation similar to the one she said she once suffered through. The organization shares her award on its social media page, issues a press release and includes her story in their newsletter.

Florida domestic violence cases can involve protective orders

You are your partner had a fight, and the neighbors called police when yelling and other sounds coming from your home concerned them. When the police arrived, your partner accused you of domestic violence, and now you must navigate the legal system – potentially for the first time.

Domestic violence: Not just between lovers

Domestic violence is against the law in Florida, and there are many laws in place to protect those who may be victims of abuse. Domestic violence is defined as violence committed against household or family members, not just those you're related to. Florida's laws also include individuals who used to cohabitate and those who do cohabitate in the domestic violence laws.

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