We are seeing domestic violence charges increasing…

While we spend more time with our loved ones during the stay-at-home order due to COVID-19 tension may build and stress may increase. In some instances behavior could be boderline domestic violence. Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home. With the stress of working from home with your spouse or partner and/or having children doing schoolwork from home, things can get tense. Also, getting adjusted to working from home when one is used to working in an office type setting may come across as difficult.

It is important to not let yourself get worked up with stress.

Take breaks throughout the day such as taking a walk, making a snack, or even exercising. Different types of domestic actions that one can be charged for include, physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological. Domestic violence type behavior includes to hurt, humiliate, blame, manipulate, intimidate, frighten, terrorize, or injure someone. And domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone of any age, religion, race, economic class, or sexual orientation. In a 2013 study, 43% of people experience domestic abuse from their intimate partner, 40% from their spouse, 15% from their former intimate partner and 3% from their parents.

According to FCADV.org, “In 2018, 104,914 crimes of domestic violence was reported in Florida to law enforcement resulting in 64,573 arrests.” FCAVD stands for The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. FCADV is a private charitable organization that works as the statewide professional association for the state of Florida’s 42 certified domestic violence centers which serve all 67 counties. The domestic violence centers proved emergency shelter, and programs and services for domestic violence survivors and their children. According to myflfamilies.com “In addition to emergency shelter, certified domestic violence centers are statutorily required to provide an array of services that include, but are not limited to, a 24-hour hotline, counseling and case management services, child assessment and children’s services, information and referral services, training for law enforcement personnel, and community education and awareness.”
If you or anyone you know has been charged with domestic abuse give us a call at (407) 425-7200 to start the bail bonding process. We are here to help you through these tough times.

1. https://www.fcadv.org/resources/floridas-domestic-violence-statistics

2. https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/domestic-violence/docs/DVAnnualReport12-13.pdf

3. https://www.wadvocates.org/find-help/about-domestic-violence/what-is-domestic-violence/?gclid=CjwKCAjw1v_0BRAkEiwALFkj5nz5nwuSqGxaLgpKid11w9wJvMxbfHKOOWRSS9br4mpIUtKwbHS51RoCZOcQAvD_BwE