If you currently face allegations of domestic violence, it is important to understand what is at stake and go over your options. Some people face these charges due to baseless allegations, and if you are falsely accused of domestic violence it is imperative to review the unique details of your case, gather evidence and have a clear understanding of the best way to move forward in court.
A domestic violence case could impact your life in many different ways, and these charges can generate considerable stress. However, you should strive to maintain your emotions and stay focused.
Looking at data on domestic violence cases
The Florida Department of Health published statistics on domestic violence offenses in this state. Domestic violence includes assault, stalking, rape and threats involving a household or family member. Over the course of 2020, the state of Florida saw 492.2 domestic violence offenses for every 100,000 people. In fact, Florida registered more than 106,500 domestic violence offenses throughout 2020.
The state also provides data on these offenses by county. In Lee County, the rate of domestic violence offenses was 447.9 out of every 100,000 people, higher than the state average. Lee County reported 3,390 domestic violence offenses in 2020.
Addressing domestic violence allegations
False accusations of domestic violence come up for different reasons, such as getting revenge or winning a custody battle. It is crucial to obtain as much evidence as you can, from messages to eyewitness testimony and video footage, if possible. The outcome of a domestic violence case could affect your reputation, your career, your relationship with loved ones and even your freedom.