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Domestic Violence Awareness

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Intimate partner violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crimes, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. As residual stress from the pandemic and recent hurricanes combine to increase tension, domestic violence rates increase.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, please call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233. In Florida, the state domestic violence hotline is 1-800-500-1119. You can learn more about the signs of domestic and intimate partner violence on the NCADV website http://ncadv.sitewrench.com/signs-of-abuse.

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If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, please call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233. In Florida, the state domestic violence hotline is 1-800-500-1119. You can learn more about the signs of domestic and intimate partner violence on the NCADV website http://ncadv.sitewrench.com/signs-of-abuse.

According to Florida Statute 741.28, domestic violence “means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”

Click here for more information on domestic violence and what it means.  Domestic and intimate partner violence can happen to anyone. It occurs within every type of family and relationship. Domestic violence occurs with all ages, races, economic levels, education levels, and religions. Did you know there are different types of domestic violence? Read more on our website: https://cfborlando.com/types-of-domestic-violence/

As we mark the 35th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we want to share resources for preventing intimate partner violence.

Actively reduce your stress levels
It is important to find ways to destress every day and especially during stressful times. This may be taking a walk, exercising, changing locations, going outside, reading, listening to music or other activities you find relaxing.

If you are a victim of Domestic or Intimate Partner Violence Seek Help
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a private charitable organization that works as the statewide professional association for the state of Florida’s 42 certified domestic violence centers which serve all 67 counties. These centers proved emergency shelters and programs and services for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Victims can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day at 800-799-7233. Victims in Central Florida can contact the Harbor House, a 24-hour confidential crisis hotline, at 407-886-2856.

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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence covers a wide range of crimes.
Because domestic violence crimes vary, the penalties for domestic violence also vary. Penalties will be based on the crime committed, if the defendant has any prior offenses, or if there were any children present when the crime was committed.

The charges could be a misdemeanor or felony with the possibility of jail time, fines, required counseling, or restraining prohibiting the defendant from having contact with his/her victim. The convicted defendant could have their concealed weapon permit revoked or lose the right to own, possess or use a firearm.

Being convicted of domestic violence goes on your record and may prevent you from obtaining employment in some fields.

If you are facing charges of domestic violence and need a bail bond agency, please give us a call at 407-841-3646. We have been serving Central Florida since 1979. You can rely on us to guide you through the ins and outs of the bail bond process. We are here to help. A bail bond agent is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. If you need a bail bond agency, please contact us at 407-841-3646.

 

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