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Domestic Violence

Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyer

We Will Fight to Restore Your Reputation

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may lose the ability to see your children and your family. If you are convicted, you may be banned from living in your own home, in addition to suffering other life-changing consequences. The majority of domestic violence cases are reported by worried neighbors, onlookers or the alleged victim, and it usually turns out to be one person's word against the other's. However, with the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer from Parks & Braxton, PA, you can ensure that your voice is heard.

How Domestic Violence is Defined Under the Law

Domestic violence charges are usually intimate in nature because they often involve close family members, household members or loved ones. For this reason, domestic violence charges are almost always upsetting and emotional for the individual who has been accused. Florida law defines domestic violence as any threat or act that places an individual in fear of his or her safety. An arrest for domestic violence can arise from alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, violent acts, threats, child abuse, neglect, child endangerment and more.

Florida Code § 741.28 states that domestic violence can occur between:

  • Spouses / former spouses
  • Blood relatives
  • Roommates
  • Those with a child in common
  • People who are dating

In order for the crime to fit the definition of domestic violence, however, it must be shown that the victim and the alleged aggressor are currently living together or have lived together in the past – with the exception of those who have a child in common. If this is not the case, assault or battery charges may be filed instead. Regardless of the circumstances that led to your arrest, it is crucial that you move quickly to secure the representation of a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney. The sooner you act, the sooner you can put this behind you.

The Penalties for Domestic Violence in Florida

If you are convicted of domestic violence in the state of Florida, you will be given an automatic 10-day jail sentence in addition to other penalties. The most common penalties for domestic violence include lengthy jail time, large fines, community service, parole, anger management classes and counseling. The legal team at Parks & Braxton, PA is fully committed to the practice of criminal defense. With more than 50 years of aggregate legal experience and a former prosecutor on our team, we know the best defense strategies to use against your charges.

Call Us 24/7 to Set Up a Free Case Evaluation

The right criminal defense attorney for your case will have more than just experience in criminal law; they will personally invest in the outcome of your case and make it a priority. We are available to take calls 24/7, including nights, weekends and holidays. We have a track record that includes a high frequency of cases won, meaning thousands of success stories for our clients. The team at Parks & Braxton, PA will exhaust every possible option for having your domestic charges reduced or dismissed, so call us today to get started with your defense.

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To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Contact a partner about your case at (954) 519-2290 or fill out the form here.

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