Florida domestic violence workers are noticing a frightening trend that they have seen before. In times of economic hardship, incidences of domestic violence climb. Shelters are seeing a definite increase from last year, and last year’s numbers were also a jump from 2007.
When people are laid off and money is tight, frustrations in the home tend to rise greatly. As this article from the Tallahassee Democrat points out men who have been laid off are also home more, which can increase the incidences of violence.
Domestic violence, under Florida law, doesn’t just occur between a husband and wife. Roommates, former spouses, and people who share a child can all be parties to domestic violence offenses. These pairings can go through serious stress when the bills can’t get paid and when the budget is tight, tempers are short.
Also leading to greater incidences is the fact that it is harder for a victim to leave an abusive relationship when there is less money to go around. This article also states that money can be used as a controller of the victim, causing them to feel that they have no way out.
When money is tight and tempers are short, things happen. Mistakes get made. It may be that you have never been charged with a violent offense in your life but you are now facing domestic violence charges. If so, you need a qualified attorney with you at every step of your case.
Facing criminal charges like this is no easy thing. You could be looking at losing your family and your freedom. I can help ensure your rights are protected and you get the best possible results. Call today to tell me about your case.