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Domestic Violence Criminal Laws in Florida

In Florida, the state has comprehensive domestic violence laws that address everything from how first responders help victims of domestic violence to mandatory jail time for anyone convicted of intentionally hurting another person during a domestic violence incident....

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Domestic Battery by Strangulation Charges

Domestic Battery by Strangulation Charges

Domestic battery by strangulation is a serious domestic violence charge that could result in significant time behind bars as well as fines and other penalties. If you face accusations of domestic battery by strangulation or the police arrested you for this or a...

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Straw Purchases of Firearms

It is illegal to buy a firearm for someone else, lying on federal forms and helping them avoid background checks. Both the straw purchaser and the actual buyer could face federal charges for this type of crime. The consequences of this type of felony are significant....

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Selling Firearms Without a License

Florida does not have any laws that require sellers to obtain a state license or permit, but federal laws still apply. To legally import, manufacture, or deal in firearms in interstate commerce from Florida, the seller must hold a federal gun dealer’s license. Selling...

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Injunctions for Stalking

Injunctions for Stalking

When someone repeatedly follows, harasses, and threatens others, it can cause substantial emotional distress, anxiety, and fear. If this happened to you, our attorneys can help you file an injunction for stalking. We can also help you fight to clear your name if...

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Injunctions for Sexual Violence

Injunctions for Sexual Violence

Florida allows the victims of sexual violence to petition for protection by limiting the contact a violent sexual offender -- or alleged violent sexual offender -- has with the victim and their family. While injunctions for domestic violence cover conflicts between...

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Injunctions for Repeat Violence

Injunctions for Repeat Violence

Florida law allows victims of threats and violent acts to file injunctions against those who threaten them. These injunctions prevent the violent party -- or alleged violent party -- from contacting the victims or their family. If you need to file for an injunction...

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Injunctions for Dating Violence

Injunctions for Dating Violence

Violence is all too common when a relationship ends. When it occurs between two people who are dating, an injunction for dating violence may come into play. If someone you were dating acted violently or hurt you, the Goldman Wetzel team can help you file for a dating...

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