Often when we talk about sexual crimes and domestic violence, we talk about the importance of defending yourself against false allegations and building a case for your criminal defense. However, it is important to remember that many claims of domestic violence and sexual assault are very real. Unfortunately, sex crimes are problems for a great many Florida residents, and victims of such crimes deserve to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that the legal system will work to protect them.
It can be tempting to file domestic abuse or sexual assault charges against a person, but this is not always the best course of action. Criminal accusations are serious motions, and if you file charges against someone, the state will begin proceedings to prosecute the case. At this point, the case will essentially be out of your hands, and if you have second thoughts or fear that your case is not strong enough, you could be charged with perjury if you choose to withdraw the charges.
Of course, if you are truly suffering from domestic violence, then simply doing nothing is not an option. Fortunately, there are legal options that victims can pursue that do not involve criminal charges, specifically an order of protection. A protective order can legally prevent an individual from getting too close or interacting with you and your family, allowing you to take further action if the order of protection is violated. In many cases, this is the most effective method of handling domestic violence.
Not only will an order of protection give you some peace of mind, but it will also make it much easier for you to take legal action in the event that the order is violated. In this manner, it is a win-win situation for victims. If you are suffering from domestic abuse in Florida, please visit our webpage to learn how we can help you file an order of protection in order to safeguard your future and the future of your family.