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  • 11 Feb, 2020

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

    The definition of domestic violence generally means aggressive or violent acts typically involving a spouse. While many of us do associate domestic violence as violence against one’s spouse, however, the definition is far more encompassing in both victims and actual acts. Many states have very specific definitions when it comes to domestic violence and Florida is no different. Domestic violence under Florida statute 741.28 defined as any of the following acts: assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or criminal offenses that result in physical injury or death committed against the...
  • 11 Jan, 2020

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Blog,
    Russell B. McCormick, P.A. Criminal Law Blog

    WHAT IS THE FLORIDA 10-20-LIFE LAW?

    Section 775.087, Florida Statues, more commonly known as the Florida 10-20-Life law states that a person convicted of a felony will incur more penalties if a gun was used during the crime. “Using” a gun does not necessarily mean firing the weapon, mere possession will be enough for an individual to be subject to increased penalties under Florida law. The Florida 10-20-Life law was passed in 1999 following closely the statistics revealing that well over 31,000 violent crimes were committed with guns the prior year, 1998. Because this law pertains to felonies, it is useful to understand first what a...

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