Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Attorney
Our Florida Domestic Violence Lawyers Defend the Following Charges
Domestic violence is a criminal charge with various nuances, and a defendant may be charged with the following:
- Battery is an intentional touching or striking of another person without their consent. It is considered a first-degree misdemeanor and carries a penalty of 12 months of probation or 12 months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine. Depending on the severity of the offense, a victim may obtain a temporary or permanent restraining order against the defendant.
- Aggravated battery occurs when the perpetrator causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or uses a deadly weapon while committing a battery. Aggravated battery is a felony of the second degree.
- Assault is an intentional act and can be in the form of threatening words or acts, making the victim fear that physical harm or violence is imminent. These charges are second-degree misdemeanors, and if the defendant is found guilty, the punishment is also defined by the sentencing guidelines outlined by Florida Statutes.
- Aggravated Assault is an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or with an intent to commit a felony. An aggravated assault is a felony of the third degree.
Other types of domestic violence include stalking, sexual battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, and violations of restraining orders.
What Happens after a Domestic Violence Arrest in Florida?
Domestic violence charges can arise from various situations, including ones where someone is simply trying to defend themselves from an impending attack. This can make it difficult for police to make an arrest, as it may not be discernible who is the aggressor or victim, or they may only listen to one side of the story.
If there has been any accusation of any sort of violent act against a family member or loved one,it is crucial you contact a Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorney immediately, as a temporary or permanent restraining order may be issued within a matter of days.
If convicted, the result is often:
- Anger management classes
- Jail time
The above list is not exhaustive, and there are other consequences that can arise from domestic violence charges. Just the accusation of domestic violence can lead to a protective order or an injunction, which may severely alter the accused's life in several ways, including having to move out of their home or possible loss of employment. The issuance of a protective order or injunction will result in the accused losing their ability to possess or own a firearm.
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Attorney Today
When things get ugly between spouses, significant others, or even family members who are living together, what began as a verbal altercation can sometimes become physical. When this happens, and police are called, the result is almost always someone getting arrested and taken to jail for domestic violence-related criminal charges. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Grossman, LLC, our Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyer will make sure that your side of the story is heard loud and clear. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers can help defend you against criminal charges, matters related to protective orders, and injunctions related to domestic violence.
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