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False Imprisonment Charges in Fort Walton Beach

We see this charge a lot when someone is arrested for Domestic Violence and there is an allegation that the suspect blocked the alleged victim from leaving, or prevented them from calling the police by taking their phone from them. What is False Imprisonment? Florida Statute 787.02 defines False Imprisonment as follows: “Forcibly, by threat,… Read More



Domestic Violence Strangulation Charges Dismissed in Okaloosa County

MC had two charges in Okaloosa County. He was charged with one count of Domestic Violence and one count of Domestic Violence Strangulation. The allegations centered around two separate incidents on different dates against his ex girlfriend. Because our client had a lengthy prior record involving crimes of violence, we knew from the start that the prosecutor… Read More



Fort Walton Beach Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

Domestic Violence cases between siblings are tough. No matter how they turn out, most of the time the relationship between the siblings is changed forever. It also puts a huge strain on the parents of the two siblings when one of their kids was the aggressor and one was the victim. When we take on… Read More



Do I need a lawyer for my Destin Domestic Violence case?

No one plans on getting arrested. No one budgets for needing to hire a criminal defense attorney. I realize that the last thing you want to spend money on is a lawyer to help you out of your Destin Domestic Violence case. If a client comes to see me with a case that I don’t… Read More



Destin Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed

JM was charged with Domestic Violence in Destin after an argument with his wife. JM was a pharmacist and he was very worried that a conviction for Domestic Violence would affect his licensure and his ability to support his family. JM had never been in trouble before and certainly never thought he would need the… Read More



Okaloosa County Domestic Violence Dismissed.

Police officers have a tough job. Often times, they are called to the scene of a domestic violence incident and they have to make split second decisions about whether to arrest someone, and if so, which party to arrest. However, in a lot of the domestic violence cases we’ve been seeing in Okaloosa County lately,… Read More



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