You likely have no case for the verbal, emotional, psychological attacks. You might have a case for any physical violence you suffered but it really depends on what kind of violence was wrought, how it was committed, and the injuries you sustained. A statute of limitations is in play, for both criminal and civil purposes, meaning there is a time limitation for when a case can be initiated from the date of the offense. Misdemeanor battery, for example, has a criminal statute of limitations of 2 years, so that could not be prosecuted. There is also the real concern that because so much time has passed since the acts occurred, you will have a tough time convincing others that the allegations are true, unless you have some sort of independent evidence like photos, video, or third party witnesses.
This is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.
Your best option is to speak to an attorney that can provide you with advice directed to your specific case and facts.
In your area, Harbor House provides safe shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emotional support, and legal advocacy for thousands of domestic violence survivors and their children each year.
Go to http://www.harborhousefl.com/ for more information.
You can also speak to someone at the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence for help. http://www.fcadv.org/
Good luck to you.
This information is a general answer and is not specific to any particular case. Carin Manders Constantine, Esq. 727-456-0032/ 727-488-8272 familylawyer411.com/about-carin https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Law-Offices-of-Carin-M-Constantine/125967577416313 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carin-constantine/b/861/445
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