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The Problem with Prosecuting Domestic Violence in Florida

By Philip M. Snyder Posted in Domestic Violence, Law Blog

As a former Assistant State Attorney assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I was on the front-line of prosecuting individuals arrested for criminal charges such as battery, assault, stalking, kidnapping, and attempted murder. I have personally observed victims of domestic violence appear in my office with bruises the size of cantaloupes about their body, cigar and cigarette burns on their face and neck, and strangulation marks from a phone cord or telephone wire.

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