Stuart Domestic Violence Lawyer
Let ADL Law, P.A. Protect You From False Allegations
When police officers receive a report of domestic violence in Florida, they will almost always make an arrest. This is true even when the complainant does not wish to press charges and even if the officers cannot definitively prove that an act of domestic violence took place. The arresting officers often listen to the complainant, who could have either fabricated the story, exaggerated the facts, or been the abuser themselves.
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you need strong and aggressive representation right away. Regardless of the complainant’s wishes to press charges, Florida’s Office of the State Attorney may choose to do so anyway.
Also, if you are not an American citizen, if found convicted, you could possibly be deported from the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These offenses will also show up on background checks, thereby limiting your ability to get a job, apply for loans, and attain housing.
At ADL Law, P.A., our Stuart domestic violence lawyer is highly skilled and extensively experienced in this complex area of law. Backed by years of in-depth experience, we have the skills necessary to help you resolve your legal matter quickly and efficiently.
Facing charges for domestic violence? Let our Stuart domestic violence attorney help you by calling us at (772) 210-9097 or contacting us online.
What are Florida Domestic Violence Laws?
In Florida, sexual assault, assault or battery, aggravated battery or assault, sexual battery, kidnapping, stalking, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment or even any other criminal offense that occurs and results in death or physical injury is domestic violence if it is committed between household or family members.
A “household or family member” includes:
- People who share a child in common
- People related by marriage
- People related by blood
- Former or current spouses
- People who reside together or formerly lived together as a family
Domestic Violence Crimes & Punishments
Domestic violence occurs any time one family member commits a criminal offense against another family member resulting in the latter’s death or physical injury.
Examples of domestic violence:
- Elderly abuse
- Kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Domestic assault and aggravated assault
- Domestic battery and aggravated battery
- Sexual battery, rape, and other sex offenses
- Harassment, stalking, and aggravated stalking
- Restraining order and no-contact order violations
If found guilty of the above offenses, you could face revocation of your concealed weapons permit, mandatory participation in Batterers Intervention Programs, community control or restrictive probation, a restraining order, lost child custody privileges, and extensive jail time.
Call Our Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
Our domestic violence attorney in Stuart has a comprehensive understanding of this practice area. As a former police officer, he has been on the other side of these situations countless times and he understands the legal process inside and out.
Since he worked on the police force, he is well-trusted by other attorneys and respected by judges as well. Regardless of how complicated your case may seem, you can count on us to provide you with the effective, personalized, and relentless representation you need and deserve.
To schedule your consultation with our domestic violence defense attorney in Stuart, feel free to contact us today at (772) 210-9097.
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