Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Florida

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Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 921.0024

In criminal law: It is considered domestic violence in the presence of a child if an offender is convicted of a primary offense of domestic violence, and that offense was committed in the presence of a child under age 16 who is a family or household member with the victim or perpetrator.

Consequences

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 921.0024

When domestic violence is committed in the presence of a child, the subtotal sentence points are multiplied by 1.5.