If domestic violence occurs in one county can it be charged in another county? 2 Answers as of August 17, 2011

If domestic violence occurs in one county can it be charged in another county? (Alleged battery occurred in one county can the charges be filed in another county. Please send statute Number)

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The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
The domestic violence charges must be filed in the county in which the domestic violence took place. Otherwise, the court would not have jurisdiction over the case. Charges must always be brought in the county in which they were committed. Hope that helps you.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/17/2011
Gutin and Wolverton
Gutin and Wolverton | Harley Gutin
The State must prove "venue" as part of their charges. So a State Attorney's Office bringing charges must believe that it occurred in their County. Now, an interesting side note is that recently a sister claimed her brother attacked her in Brevard County, Florida and she went to another county and got an Injunction for Protection against him. So other counties may have venue or jurisdiction to grant an Injunction for Protection to a resident of that county who was attacked in another County.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/16/2011
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