Coronavirus May Lead to Increase in Domestic Violence Cases

By Jonathan Blecher on April 17, 2020

You May Be Susceptible to False Accusations

Families around the world are adjusting to new ways of life amid COVID-19 public safety regulations. Though it’s important to remain at home to protect yourself from contracting the coronavirus, you may not be protected from domestic violence accusations. While stress is increasing due to the tanking economy, high unemployment rate, and loss of livelihoods, you may be dealing with problems in your new home dynamic. You’re likely not used to seeing your family 24/7: It’s abnormal.

Many people are vulnerable to domestic violence accusations now more than ever. Treasure Coast counties are seeing a 79% increase in domestic violence accusations, while Jacksonville is seeing a 20% increase. Your behavior and attitude may be misinterpreted as “violent” when what you were really expressing was anger or worry. Considering that everyone is experiencing overwhelming feelings to some degree, tensions can easily run high within your home and ultimately result in a distorted domestic violence charge.

Proven Track Record in Domestic Violence Defense

My firm has worked on countless domestic violence cases over the past 30 years and knows what it takes to persuade even the toughest judges and juries. There are far more resources available to alleged domestic violence victims during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the most part, they’re so discreet that you may have no idea you are being accused of this crime. This is why you must contact my firm as soon as you are aware of your accusation so that I can get started on building a strategic case on your behalf.

To give a background, domestic violence in Florida is defined as assault, battery, aggravated assault or battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, committed by a family or household member against another family or household member.

“Family or household member” refers to any of the following persons:

  • Current or former spouses
  • Persons related by blood or marriage
  • Persons currently or formerly residing together as if a family
  • Parents who have a child in common, regardless of whether they were at any time married

As a domestic violence attorney, I can pursue defense tactics such as:

  • Factual disputes about the underlying incident
  • Absence of injuries
  • Battery allegations not corroborated by other evidence
  • Vindictive victim
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of Property
  • Stand Your Ground
  • Mutual combat

Contact My Firm Today!

I am dedicated to seeking out personalized defense methods that could enhance your path to freedom. You shouldn’t face your domestic violence charges without my seasoned legal counsel guiding you every step of the way. These accusations are far too risky to endure alone.

Call 305-321-3237 for your free consultation now!

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