What is the minimum sentencing for domestic battery by strangulation charge 1 in the state of Florida?

Asked over 2 years ago - Panama City, FL

Is not violent and can prove it. Mother of his child is made accusations. Was arrested today, first offense, and first appearance is tomorrow. What should we expect? Even if the mother of his child dropped the charges, would that matter?

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  1. Barbara Billiot Stage


    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Up to five years in prison and/or $5,000.

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  2. Robert Louis Thirston II

    Contributor Level 1

    Answered . Min sentence is some form of probation wether if it is state or County Probation. There is Domestic Violence class or BIP (Batters intervention Program) that is 18 weeks long. By statute you are required to pay Court Cost, Cost of Prosecution ($100 for Felony/$50 for Misdeamenor) and $150 towards the rape crisis fund and $201 Domestic violence fund. Even if the Mother request the charges be dropped, it is up to the State Attorney to drop it and that is not automatic even if the victim requests it! PS it is up to the State to prove you did it, not for you to prove you didn't!

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