As Domestic Battery Lawyers in Jacksonville, we have represented many people charged with domestic violence crimes. Domestic Battery is probably the most common domestic related crime in Jacksonville. In order to prove a domestic battery, for example, the prosecutor has to prove that you intentionally touched someone against their will or intentionally hurt someone. The “victim” and you have to be family or living as if a family.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the total domestic violence crimes for Jacksonville (Duval County) went up 9.9% from 2008 to 2009. Domestic violence crimes in Jacksonville include homicides, rapes, assaults, battery charges, and stalking. In 2009, there were 9 domestic homicides, 53 rapes, 838 aggravated assault offenses, 6781 simple assault charges, and 5 aggravated stalking offenses in Jacksonville.