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Under Florida law, domestic battery is defined as any actual and intentional touching or striking of another person without consent or the intentional causing of bodily harm to another person when the person struck is a family or household member.
Under §741.28, Florida Statutes, the term “family or household member” can include the following: wives and husbands, ex-wives and ex-husbands, individuals related by blood or marriage, individuals living together as a family unit, individuals who have resided together as if a family in the past and persons who have a child in common regardless of a prior marriage.
The penalties for domestic battery can result in fines, jail or even prison. Domestic battery convictions can have serious repercussions on the ability to see your children and in securing future employment.
Our attorneys are very experienced in defending domestic battery cases, especially when self-defense is at issue.