Domestic Violence With Children Present

When the police are called for a domestic violence incident in Florida someone is usually going to get arrested. Even if both people involved are determined by officers to have committed an act or acts of domestic violence only one will be arrested.  If children are present officers are usually not interested in waiting around for the Florida Department of Children and Families to arrive and take custody of the child or children.  Normally, the “primary aggressor”, a term I repeatedly see used in police reports by officers, will get arrested and taken to jail and the officers will leave the other person with the child or children.  The “primary aggressor” is whoever the officers think committed the first act of domestic violence in the incident.  The arresting officer will normally request the prosecutor to file charges also against the person who was not arrested if the arresting officer determines that person also committed an act or acts of domestic violence.  If you would like to discuss how I can help, the consultation is free.  Please call me at 407-740-8300, text me at 407-616-8808 or email me at [email protected].

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