Most couples in Florida and elsewhere engage in verbal arguments on occasion — which is considered normal, as no couple gets along all the time. What is not normal is engaging in physical violence with your partner. When that happens, police tend to get involved, and the party allegedly responsible for the violence ends up facing domestic violence charges. If you have found yourself in such a position, all hope is not lost. This type of charge does not have to destroy your life.
Domestic violence accusations are always taken seriously by law enforcement. If they have any reason to believe the alleged victim, the alleged abuser will be taken into custody, even if only temporarily, and the case will be investigated. Regardless if there is any truth to accusations of domestic violence, such accusations can have an extremely negative impact on you personally and professionally. This is something that can follow you around for a long time, which is why fighting to clear your name is so important.
Those convicted on domestic violence charges face a number of serious consequences. These may include jail time, court-ordered anger management, probation, loss of firearms/other weapons, and various fines and court costs. If you have children, your parental rights may even be at risk.
There are several ways to tackle domestic violence cases in the state of Florida. You may seek a case dismissal, fight the charges in court or seek a plea agreement. Legal counsel can review the details of your case and help you choose the course of action deemed most appropriate for your situation. No matter which route you take, your attorney will work diligently to help you achieve the best outcome possible. To learn more about this topic, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.