There were 64,781 arrests made for domestic violence related crimes in the state of Florida last year. A simple argument between two people that live together can easily get out of hand and escalate to a physical altercation, however being arrested and charged with domestic violence can have a significant impact on your life. Find out your rights by speaking with an experienced Hollywood domestic violence defense attorney at Fischer Redavid, PLLC today.
In the state of Florida, any act of physical violence occurring between people who live in a household or who have shared a household is considered to be “domestic violence.” This means the people involved can be related, but don’t have to be. Types of relationships include spouses, former spouses, children, related by blood, roommates, or just living under the same roof.
Here are some common charges associated with domestic violence in Florida:
The specific circumstances surrounding the incident will determine the charge and how severe the possible punishment. Our Hollywood domestic violence defense lawyer will help you secure the best possible result regardless of the charges against you.
If you find yourself facing domestic violence charges then it is imperative you speak with an experienced Hollywood domestic violence defense lawyer who can help you through this process. The possible negative consequences can be severe, affecting your future, prospects for employment, and your reputation.
A domestic battery is a misdemeanor charge, but in Broward County and other parts of Florida, a misdemeanor charge can send you to jail. If charged with felony domestic battery charges you could be sent to state prison. Under Florida law, you will not be able to post a bond and get out of jail if you are arrested until you see a judge, typically within 24 hours.
If your case is prosecuted and you receive a domestic violence conviction then you will be required to serve at least five days in jail. In addition, you may be handed down a prison sentence, a minimum of one year probation, community service, and/or be required to enter a mandatory batterers’ intervention program. If your case gets resolved with a guilty or no contest plea, you cannot seal or expunge it from your record, which can affect you if and when you need to seek employment. Our Hollywood domestic violence attorneys will help you organize the details of your legal claim.
If in addition you are facing charges for violating a restraining order, known as an injunction of protection in Florida, then you may be facing a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison for that criminal charge.
Discuss your rights with a seasoned Hollywood domestic violence attorney at Fischer Redavid today and receive a free case evaluation. Our firm is a trusted voice among our clients and within the legal community, we will guide you and aggressively seek justice for you.
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