There is no shortage of legal and ethical and social analysis of the fatal confrontation that took place between George Zimmerman and seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida nearly two years ago, so that controversial evening and the legal proceedings that followed will not be recounted here. However, whether or not you count yourself among ones who believe the claim of self-defense and agree with the not guilty verdict or you think that Zimmerman acted outside of the law and should have been found liable for Martin’s death, there should be little disagreement on the fact that George Zimmerman has not found his experiences in the courtroom enough to keep him from further encounters with the law.
In addition to several traffic stops that have resulted in fines and warnings, Zimmerman’s more serious issues involve his estranged wife Shellie. In September, shortly after Shellie filed divorce papers, police were called to a domestic disturbance. No charges were ever filed due to lack of evidence. Then again, just this week, Zimmerman was arrested when officers responded to another disturbance call involving his new girlfriend. Zimmerman was booked at the Seminole County jail and details are just now emerging.
You always deserve to feel safe in your home and protected from violence at the hands of those who supposedly love you. Unfortunately, all too often this is not the case. Twenty-five percent of all women have been victims of domestic violence, and the number may be larger as it is estimated that only a quarter of all incidents are reported to police. And sadly, as many as 12 million children in the United States are witnesses to domestic violence every year.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, do not suffer in silence for another day. Bertolino LLP can provide counsel on obtaining legal protection from the court and we will do so with the sensitivity that we know such a situation requires. Please call our Austin, Houston or San Antonio office today. We are ready to help.