Florida law defines
domestic violence as any violent action committed against a member of the same household.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should take this charge
very seriously. It is urgent that you consult with an experienced criminal
defense attorney at Parks & Braxton, PA to learn more about your rights
and what defenses may apply to your case. With your freedom and your reputation
at stake, don’t attempt to handle your charges on your own.
Domestic violence may include:
Assault or aggravated assault
Battery or aggravated battery
- Sexual assault or battery
- False imprisonment
- Emotional abuse
The law states that “family or household member” may include:
- Current or former spouses
- Persons currently or formerly residing together as if a family
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Parents who have a child together
- People who are dating
Domestic violence is a very serious charge that is harshly prosecuted and
punished in Florida. If convicted, an individual must serve a minimum
of one year of probation and attend a Batterer’s Intervention Program.
A domestic violence offense may also result in jail time, community service,
and could cause the offender to lose their custody, visitation, or parental
rights. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for domestic violence accusations
to arise out of spite, particularly in contentious divorce cases, which
is why it is essential to work with a lawyer who can help prove your innocence
and potentially have you acquitted.
Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers are prepared to defend your
rights, freedom, and reputation. With more than four decades of legal
experience and a former prosecutor on our tea, we know the best defense
strategies to use against your charges.
Call today to
schedule your initial case evaluation. We are available days, nights, and weekends to take your call.