Rise in domestic violence cases due to stay at home orders and quarantines - I am a criminal defense attorney answering questions about domestic violence laws and the rise in cases in Florida.
Biography: Good afternoon Reddit! I am Florida criminal defense attorney Brian Leifert (https://www.leifertlaw.com/our-firm/brian-leifert/) at Leifert & Leifert. As a former prosecutor and a current criminal defense lawyer, I have an abundance of knowledge and experience when it comes to our criminal justice system. We saw an uptick in domestic violence cases when we began quarantining, working from home, and practicing social distancing. In Florida, we have seen a 5.3% increase in domestic violence cases this past year. I am here to answer questions about the legal rights of someone in a domestic violence case and the causes of the rise in domestic violence in the last year.
Here is my proof (https://www.facebook.com/LeifertLaw/posts/10158043125401559/), my website (https://www.leifertlaw.com/), and information on the topic "Domestic-violence deaths rise in year of COVID-19, Jacksonville study shows” https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/crime/2020/10/01/domestic-violence-homicides-rise-jacksonville-study-shows/3586702001/
Disclaimer: The purpose of this Ask Me Anything is to discuss laws surrounding domestic violence cases in Florida. My responses should not be taken as legal advice.
This AMA was on November 17, 2020 from 12 pm to 1 pm EST. Please contact me if you have more questions about domestic violence.