Florida Statute § 741.28 defines domestic violence as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”
Family or household members include:
- Former spouses
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family
- Persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married
Except for persons who have a child in common, family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, Peak Legal is here for you and can help you obtain an injunction or no contact order. Understandably, navigating through a domestic violence case is traumatic, overwhelming, and upsetting. With your safety involved, the attorneys at Peak Legal act swiftly and with care and attention to your vulnerable situation. Oftentimes, a domestic violence matter is coupled with a dissolution of marriage and/or paternity case. Therefore, it is imperative to have the expertise of an attorney, especially if you are attempting to co-parent while a domestic violence injunction is involved.
If you have been served with a domestic violence injunction, the attorneys at Peak Legal will help advise you of potential consequences and defend you in court. The attorneys at Peak Legal can help you understand the potential outcome and charges you face, while helping you prepare dispositive defense.