Domestic Violence Evidence

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Firm News, Florida Family Law

Can one be pressured to resolve civil matters to resolve a criminal matter? Can a home video be used in court as evidence for either? This is a Florida Domestic Violence Battery case. The party that was assaulted has a video of the incident. That same party is saying he wants to resolve globally and says that there is a divorce retainer in play. If the party of the criminal matter has past incidents recorded on video and voice memos, can that be used in either the civil or criminal matter? 

Any evidence in a domestic violence case can be used in family court, and vice versa. Evidence standards may be different in each type of case, but in general, videos can be used in both domestic violence and family law cases, especially if the issues are related to the same parties. An experienced Florida family law attorney can better answer this question based on the unique facts of your case. You should contact the law offices of Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. today for a free consultation regarding the specific needs of your family law and domestic violence cases.