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Domestic Violence

Charged with Domestic Violence?

When most people think of domestic violence, they think of some sort of physical confrontation between husband and wife or romantic partners. While this is true, keep in mind that the definition of domestic violence of Florida is very expansive and includes many other types of criminal actions.   According to Florida Statute §741.28(2), “domestic […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Domestic Violence in Miami

So you, your spouse, or your significant other has been arrested for a domestic violence charge.  Domestic violence charges can come in the form of battery, assault, or any of the aggravators that accompany those charges.  This how-to-guide will give you some of the ins and outs of what to do if you are charged […]

Statutory Rape in Florida

One of the most commonly asked questions in my practice is at what age is it illegal for my child to have sex with a partner.  In Florida the law centering on statutory rape has to do with what is the legal age of consent.  In Florida the legal age of consent is 18 years […]

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Yale Galanter Discusses Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is an attempt to cause serious bodily injury to another or to cause serious bodily injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly, with an extreme indifference to the value of human life. Criminal laws punish aggravated assault more severely due to the nature and seriousness of the crime. When a crime is raised from a […]

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Yale Galanter Discusses Domestic Assault and Battery

If you have had a physical altercation with your significant other and the police are called under Florida law someone is going to jail. The police will make a determination as to who they believe the aggressor is and place someone in custody.