Domestic violence is a terrible problem for the entire community as well as the individuals involved. It is also the topic of many misconceptions and common myths. For example, while many people think of domestic violence as an act that men commit against women, it can actually take many different forms.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or unfairly accused of committing this offense, the Schlegel Law Group can provide the legal help you need. Our Orlando domestic violence attorneys know how to examine the details of a case from many angles to get to the truth.

Recognizing Domestic Violence

Each state has different technical definitions of “domestic violence.” In Florida, domestic violence is almost any attack committed against a member of one’s family or household. Husbands, wives, parents, children, and even roommates can all be victims of domestic violence. Potential grounds for domestic violence charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Making imminent threats to a person’s health
  • Battery
  • Sexual abuse
  • False imprisonment
  • Stalking

No one should have to live with this kind of treatment, but seeking protection from domestic violence can be difficult. Part of the problem is that allegations of domestic abuse are not always true. This is not only bad for victims of false accusations; it also makes legal trials harder for victims who are actually telling the truth.

Essentially, the law needs to protect citizens from abuse and false accusations of abuse alike. Our knowledgeable Orlando domestic abuse attorneys are committed to achieving this through experienced legal assistance.