Does a domestic batterer ever deserve sympathy?
Florida is set to become the first state in the country to change the way criminal defense works when a "Stand Your Ground" law is invoked by a defendant.
Allegations of child abuse have a lot of power -- and some people have no reservations about using that power to manipulate or punish someone else if they think it will accomplish their goals.
Could you be charged with a weapons crime in Florida just for trying to defend yourself, in your own home?
The state of Florida actually has a unique provision in its laws that doesn't exist in other states: A judge can, under certain circumstances, withhold adjudication.
Domestic violence is a broad term that's heard often, but not everyone knows what it means under the law -- nor do they realize the consequences that can be attached to a conviction for domestic violence. Here's a few things you should know.
It does not take much for a person in Florida to be brought up on domestic violence charges. The definition of what constitutes the crime is quite broad. Allegations of assault or battery sit at the high end of the crime charge spectrum. At the low end, the law says the mere threat of physical harm can elicit an accusation.