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Man facing domestic violence charges in Florida

Knowing the best legal steps to take for a given situation may be confusing for individuals who are not exceedingly knowledgeable about the criminal justice system. Therefore, individuals who have been accused of domestic violence will likely want to gather information on how their case will be addressed. Such information may help them better prepare as their situation proceeds.

One man in Florida may be hoping to find out more about his situation after being taken into custody. It was reported that authorities went to a residence after they were reportedly informed of a possible domestic abuse situation. After arriving. authorities purportedly knocked on the door, but their attempts went unanswered. Officers allegedly noticed blood on multiple surfaces inside the home, and due to concern that someone may be hurt, they forced the door open.

A man inside the home reportedly had blood on him and purportedly did not heed officers' orders to get on the ground. As a result, he was physically detained by officers. The man reportedly claimed to be in the home alone, but a woman was allegedly found in a bedroom. The purported situation resulted in the man being arrested and charged with domestic battery as well as drug related allegations.

Domestic violence situations can be complicated endeavors to sort out. Because the man was charged under such circumstances, he may want to determine the best defensive action for his case. By becoming more knowledgeable on related Florida criminal proceedings, the man may be better able to create a meaningful defense in a manner with which he feels most comfortable.

Source:, "Punta Gorda man arrested for domestic violence, drugs", June 28, 2015

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