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Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home calls 911 and request a deputy sheriff because of a domestic situation, in Palm Beach County, you can bet someone is going to jail after law enforcement officers arrive at the location of the call. This policy of must arrest on domestic battery situations dates back to 1990’s or to the Lita McClinton Sullivan murder. Domestic battery in Florida is easily defined as: (1) actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against their will; (2) with both the alleged defendant and victim being from the same family or… […]

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Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home calls 911 and request a deputy sheriff because of a domestic situation, in Palm Beach County, you can bet someone is going to jail after law enforcement officers arrive at the location of the call. This policy of must arrest on domestic battery situations dates back to 1990’s or to the Lita McClinton Sullivan murder. Domestic battery in Florida is easily defined as: (1) actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against their will; (2) with both the alleged defendant and victim being from the same family or… […]

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Allegations of Domestic Battery

According to the Palm Beach Post, Attorney William Abramson, 47, faces domestic battery charges, in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Abramson allegedly struck and pushed his girlfriend against her will, while calling her a “two bit whore.” The Palm Beach Post reported that the woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but the extent of her injuries are unknown at this time. Mr. Abramson, as many of you may remember, is a lawyer by trade and is responsible for defeating Judge Richard Wennet in the 2010 Circuit Court Judicial election. That 2010 Circuit Court election was won by Attorney William Abramson by 61 votes. In one of the most bizarre elections Palm Beach County ever has ever witnessed, even though Abramson won the judgeship, he was never seated… […]

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An Overview of Florida’s Domestic Violence Laws

In Florida, the crime of Domestic Battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether or not the accused has a prior conviction for battery or the accused falls into one of the special crimes like domestic battery by strangulation. Domestic battery refers to the touching or striking of another person against that person’s will; with both individuals being family members, household members, in a dating relationship, in a romantic relationship. Simple battery occurs in Florida, when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other or intentionally causes bodily harm to another person. Domestic battery compromises one of the prior battery elements; coupled with the “special relationship” element described in the prior paragraph, as between the parties. Simple battery… […]

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Battery Charges and Domestic Disputes

Battery Charges and Domestic Disputes

According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office, Daniel Alan Spitz (former Anthrax guitarist) was arrested at his Lake Worth home after a 911 call. Spitz’s mother-in-law called 911 after an argument between Spitz and his wife turned violent. Wrapped hands around the neck, punching, tackling and scratching were all part of the fight and his wife’s account of it turned to out be accurate, as supported by photo of her injuries. Full story, source. Many states have enacted criminal law and family law statutes related to the prevention and prosecution of domestic violence incidents. In Florida, the state offers legal options through both the criminal and civil court systems. Domestic Violence Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to… […]

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How A Food Fight Turned Into Domestic Battery

How A Food Fight Turned Into Domestic Battery

A recently published article in WPTV News describes a curious little case that involved throwing food and domestic battery. A man accused of throwing a mustard-covered corn dog that hit his live-in girlfriend during a weekend quarrel faces misdemeanor charges, according to a recently released arrest affidavit. Fort Pierce police arrested Tommie Lee Mckeliver, 48, on Saturday after his girlfriend told investigators he “got mad at her and threw a paper plate that contained a mustard covered State Fair corn dog on it.” The corn dog crashed into her chest area, leaving her “coated” in mustard. “(The girlfriend) stunned by the situation then found herself being pushed out of the room, and (the) door locked behind her,” the affidavit states. The alleged corn dog attack happened shortly before 2 p.m.… […]

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