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Why do people have a hard time leaving an abusive relationship?

You have probably heard stories of people in Florida who have been severely injured by a partner. You may even have wondered why the person stayed in the relationship. This is a common thought for people who have never been in an abusive relationship. It is difficult to understand. However, there have been some reasons found through learning more about the dynamics of such a relationship.

What happens domestic violence is reported?

Law enforcement in Florida take domestic violence situations quite seriously. If you call them to report an incident, you should expect immediate action. According to the University of Florida, domestic violence is considered criminal and not civil. This means that if law enforcement is called and there is evidence of what happened, someone will most likely go to jail. It also means you no longer have control over what happens if you were the one reporting the incident. The prosecutor will take over and press charges even if you do not want that to happen. 

Can you be fired for a domestic violence charge?

If you are facing a domestic violence charge in Florida, your whole world may be turned upside down. You may wonder if everything in your life will be impacted, including your employment. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer. It depends a lot on your employer and equal employment laws.

Know what qualifies as domestic violence

While many Florida residents are only familiar with the physical form of domestic violence, the truth is that there many different actions that can be considered a type of this kind of abuse. If you have been accused of this crime, you may be wondering whether what you did is actually domestic violence. We at Ian F. Mann can fight for your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly in a court of law.

Who gets arrested for domestic violence reports?

If you call law enforcement for a domestic violence situation, will you be taken to jail or will it be the other person involved? The answer to this can be surprising. According to The Gainesville Sun, Florida law states the person who began the physical violence is the person who is arrested. The reasons behind the actions are not taken into consideration.

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