What To Know To Help Your Case
Interviewer: What other mistakes do you see people make once charges have been filed either by victims or by defendants that hurt their case?
Ladan Law: Well, here’s a mistake that’s made. We live in a country, that under the second amendment people are allowed to possess firearms; and in Florida there are no registration standards. So, while you are on probation for a domestic violence case, or under an injunction you’re not permitted to have in your possession a firearm. A lot of people either don’t hear that admonition, don’t read it, aren’t properly advised, and a vindictive family member, spouse, friend that makes the call could subject a person to violating probation or the conditions of an injunction by simply possessing a firearm that they’ve had for years.
So, that’s one of the special conditions that are often overlooked. Nine times out of ten people get themselves into trouble by thinking with their heart and not with their head; and trying to rekindle that romance. Domestic violence is often times a crime of passion and it is a crime between people that know each other very well. It’s really important before a defendant reaches out to a family or the alleged victim, to talk to an attorney to find out and clarify what the rules are. Because a person that is in that emotional state and may not be in familiar territory can make some decisions that adversely affect their criminal case down the line.