Being accused of domestic violence is a very serious situation. Nobody is around when you and your spouse or domestic partner are alone in your homes, and thus it is often your word against your accusers. A domestic violence conviction can change your entire life, limiting or preventing you from spending time with your children, not to mention possible fines or jail time. This can occur even if there is no physical violence in the allegation, making it even more important to take your criminal defense very seriously.
If you have been accused of assault, battery or child abuse, it is highly recommended that you meet with an attorney to begin preparing a defense. The justice system will conduct a thorough investigation into the accusations, but it is important to remember that you still have rights, even when you are accused of domestic violence.
Of course, the law also extends protection to victims of domestic violence, often in the form of protection orders. A protective order can keep you and your family safe from a violent family member, and an attorney can help you file for the order of protection. For more information about Florida’s domestic violence laws, as well as information as to how we can help you with your case, visit our webpage.
Domestic violence cases are often emotionally complex, and tensions run very high. When you throw the balance of your family’s future into the mix, it is easy to see why the courts take these cases so seriously, and why you should take such a case seriously as well. Whether you are accused of domestic violence or you are accusing someone else of domestic violence, legal assistance can only help you.