What Is Domestic Violence?
According to Florida law, domestic violence can be physical or emotional abuse between parties involved in a domestic relationship (typically anyone involved in a family or “household” relationship). Domestic violence most commonly occurs between spouses, couples who live together and family members. Types of domestic violence cases are:
Penalties And Consequences of Domestic Violence Arrests
Florida law has strict penalties in domestic violence cases. Some of the following penalties are possible with a domestic violence conviction:
What I Can Do
There are many potential defenses to domestic violence matters. It is likely that the prosecutors will only know one side of the story before they make a decision to prosecute your case. If hired early enough, I will make sure that the prosecutor hears your side of the story and makes a decision whether to prosecute after knowing all the facts, not just the facts that the “alleged victim” gave them. Sometimes, the prosecutor may not even discuss the case with your loved one, who is now a complainant, before filing it. Your loved one may not want you to be prosecuted, but the prosecutor may not know that before they file formal charges.
With me on your side, I will make an effort to convince the prosecutor not to charge you at all or to charge you with reduced charges, therefore opening you up to a less severe penalty. It is never too soon to start mounting your defense! Call me now to learn more about how I defend these cases before the case is formally filed.