No one should have to live in fear of domestic abuse. Sadly, domestic abuse is very prevalent in society today and knows no boundaries. Anyone, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status or race can be at risk for domestic violence. In a recent Florida case, a female police officer says she was the victim of an attack by her boyfriend.
According to the woman, the boyfriend confronted her one morning as she was getting ready for her shift. He accused her of cheating and demanded to see her text messages. Though she complied, she says he grabbed her by the neck and attempted to choke her. She escaped the attack and left for work, but says he followed in his car and attempted to cut her off. Eventually the two cars pulled over and he eventually drove off.
The officer reported the attack to her supervisor, and her boyfriend was arrested on charges of assault and battery. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. The couple have two children together.
Domestic abuse is frightening and can leave its victims feeling helpless. A person who finds him or herself suffering at the hands of an abuser in Florida may want to reach out for assistance. Seeking guidance and counsel from an attorney experienced in dealing with domestic abuse cases may be of help. An experienced attorney may be able to offer information on safe housing for a victim and his or her children. A lawyer can also review the circumstances of the case and advise his or her client on what legal options are available.