Some Florida residents may believe that abuse occurs only if there is physical violence involved. However, this is actually not the case. A person can also be emotionally abused; although, this type of abuse may be harder to spot.
Football fans in Florida likely know Johnny Manziel for his time with the Texas A&M Aggies and the Cleveland Browns, but the quarterback has made almost as many headlines for his off-field behavior as he has for his game-winning touchdown drives. Manziel's name featured prominently in another story not related to football on Feb. 25 when the Dallas Police Department announced that the 23-year-old signal caller's domestic assault case had been turned over to prosecutors.
Although most people have a general understanding of the law, there are some areas of criminal law that most residents know very little about. Take for example domestic violence. Most people have a general idea of what domestic violence is, but few can recite specific laws that pertain to residents in our state. Fewer still can explain what rights you have when facing criminal charges -- unless, of course, they have the right legal background.