Individuals in many professions can have their careers put in jeopardy by criminal charges. Unfortunately, many people may face negative consequences from their employers before they even have the chance to defend themselves in court. In cases involving charges of domestic violence, it is not unusual for parties to lose their jobs.
One Florida man is currently facing this type of predicament after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man is an English teacher at a high school, but due to accusations of domestic battery, he is now facing termination from his job. Reports stated that the accusations resulted when his estranged wife contacted police after the man allegedly beat her. She claims that he strangled her, kicked her and threatened her.
The woman stated that the alleged abuse has gone on for over a year, and the most recent altercation occurred after they got into an argument about the man talking to other women. Police took the man into custody, and he is currently facing charges for domestic battery strangulation. The high school where the man works issued a statement, indicating that the school district would work to immediately terminate his employment due to the arrest and charges.
The consequences of criminal allegations can be far-reaching. Though this Florida man is already at risk of losing his job, he still has the opportunity to defend against the domestic violence charges in hopes of lessening the severity of any more negative outcomes. Reviewing his case and defense options may help him determine how he would feel most comfortable moving forward.