Florida Domestic Violence: The Practitioner's Handbook

By Andrew Wentzell
Publisher: ALM

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2017 Edition
ISBN: 9781628812978
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Whether you’re a state attorney, defense attorney, an attorney for the petition or for the respondent, this handbook compiles necessary resources for you, and describes processes and procedures. It is a complete guide for legal professionals dealing with the domestic violence legal process in Florida. Helpful appendices and forms on disk are included with your purchase.

Florida Domestic Violence describes:

• Six kinds of injunctions: domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, repeat violence, protection from stalking, and the “chapter 39” injunction
•The injunctions process
• Possible conditions imposed in the final order for protection: batterers’ intervention programs, mental health/substance abuse, firearms, monitoring, temporary support, temporary parenting, damages, and more
• Contempt
• Applicable acts: assault, battery, sexual assault and battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and violation of probation or injunction
• The process: incident, arrests, appearance, bond, prosecutor, discovery, pre-trial, trial and appeal
• Sentencing and penalties: misdemeanor penalties, felonies, probation , intervention programs, firearms, imprisonment requirements, consecutive sentences and monitoring programs
• Other matters: diversion programs, expungement and sealing of records
• Glossary of terms and definitions, statutes and codes
• Forms disk: civil and criminal

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