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Tips to Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed or Reduced

Tips to Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed or Reduced

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you’re facing serious penalties that can affect your ability to get a job, apply for housing, and have custody over your children. It is vital to contact a Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorney as soon as possible to develop a strong case on your behalf. Although an attorney will be able to guide you through the process, there are things that you can do to increase the chances of getting your domestic violence charges dismissed or reduced.

Attend All Your Court Hearings & Dress Appropriately

A defendant that attends all their court hearings demonstrates that they care about the case. For example, dressing unprofessionally to a court hearing can make the judge think that the defendant doesn't care about the outcome of the case. Judges and prosecutors alike take note of these things, and this can potentially help with the judge’s perspective of the defendant.

Is it important to dress nice to court?

Dressing in formal attire can impact the judge and jury's first impression of the defendant. Although dressing cleanly won't determine the outcome of the case, doing so can prevent the judge from focusing on your inappropriate attire.That alone can help improve your odds of getting charges reduced or dismissed.

Call a Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

It is vital to gather evidence that will tell your side of the story—text messages and social media posts from the accuser can be a useful form of evidence. However, gathering that evidence yourself is risky (and could hurt your case if you do it improperly). The first step toward getting a domestic violence charge reduced or dismissed is to get help from someone who knows how to protect your innocence.

Lawyers can help you call the right witnesses to testify on your behalf and cross-examine the state’s witnesses and their evidence. By weakening the state's case, you're more likely to win dismissal of your charges. It is common for police officers to write reports based on the accuser’s statements and not the defendant’s. Hiring an attorney will ensure your case is backed by evidence while weakening the evidence your accuser is bringing against you.

Hire Our Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

The consequences of domestic violence convictions are serious. Protect yourself and your future with the help of skilled Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorneys at Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A. Our attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and your future.

The benefits of working with our team of legal experts include:

  • We have more than 25 years of experience
  • We have handled thousands of cases
  • We are available 24/7
  • We provide one-on-one counsel & legal guidance
  • We offer free case evaluations

Contact our Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorneys today for a free case review at (954) 543-1788!


Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”


  • “Michael jumped through hoops to give me the defense I deserved and I will always be grateful. Michael and Eric are not just Lawyers, they are friends and will look out for your best interest!”


  • “Worked with me through every step of the case and got my name cleared!”


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  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

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  • “I Was Able to Have My Name Cleared”

    Domestic Violence Client

  • “I’ve used Mike and Eric for my cases since 2012.”


  • “The amount of respect and empathy Attorney Rudenberg has for his clients can not be described in words.”

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