Stephen G. Cobb - Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Florida

Florida Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a domestic violence-related offense in Florida, it is highly important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. Domestic violence charges not only carry penalties such as fines, probation, or jail time, but also can significantly affect areas of your life such as child custody, professional opportunities, personal reputation, and more. At the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm, we work to aggressively defend domestic violence charges throughout the state of Florida, so call us today to discuss your case.

Handling A Variety Of Domestic Violence Charges In Florida

There are a number of different charges that may be categorized as “domestic violence” in Florida, including the following:

  • Assault or aggravated assault
  • Battery or aggravated battery
  • Criminal trespass
  • False imprisonment
  • Harassment
  • Kidnapping
  • Restraining order violations
  • Sexual assault
  • Spousal rape
  • Stalking or aggravated stalking

In order to charge you with domestic violence, the focus under Florida law is not on the type of act, but mostly on who was the alleged victim of the act. Victims of domestic violence include family or household members such as spouses or former spouses, romantic partners who reside together, parents of the same child, or other individuals related by blood or marriage. Domestic violence charges may be misdemeanors or felonies based on the specific allegations and identities of the alleged victims.

Domestic Violence Cases Can Be Complicated

Domestic violence cases can be complicated, often due to the circumstances that surround the alleged incident. First of all, domestic violence situations often arise when one or both parties are intoxicated, therefore tempers can be high and memories of the events can be blurred after the fact. Next, many incidents involve both parties arguing with each other, so determining who was the “initial aggressor” may be difficult. Additionally, if police arrive on the scene, they often advise those involved that they are not under arrest and that they are simply attempting to get each person’s side of the story. This often results in police eliciting much more information than they should, which can then be used against you in a criminal case. Contact an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer for assistance If you have been accused of any type of domestic violence-related offense, it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney handling your case who fully understands Florida domestic violence laws. Call the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm at (850) 423-0035 for help today.

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