Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence (also called “spousal abuse”) is described as a violent crime involving cohabitants (people living together) or spouses. It is any criminal offense resulting in the injury or death of one family or household member to another. Due to the sensitive nature of violent crimes involving family, especially when children are involved, criminal defense attorneys with experience in domestic violence are a must to protect your and your family’s future.

A domestic violence arrest in Florida will usually result in a court-issued restraining order until the case is resolved, meaning the accused may need to move out of his/her home and be separated from his/her family. Final sentencing will depend upon the severity of the victim’s injuries, whether there were any prior convictions, whether a minor was present, or whether a restraining order was violated.

What is domestic violence?

There are many forms of domestic violence:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual assault or battery
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping

If you have been accused of a domestic violence offense, acting fast will positively affect the outcome of your case. The sooner you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, the greater are your chances of getting your case dismissed.

Domestic violence convictions can lead to a situation where you never get to see your spouse or children again. Obviously, you know that is not the right thing for your family. It is the job of your criminal defense lawyer to prove your innocence and protect your and your family’s future.