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Domestic Violence Defense in Florida

If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is imperative that you obtain the representation of an experienced Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. Any act of violence against a family member, significant other, cohabitant, or child can lead to dreadful consequences—even a false accusation can be overwhelming. Prosecutors routinely seek punishments or convictions, even when an alleged victim signs a waiver of prosecution and wants a case dropped. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we understand this is a crucial time in your life. Without the assistance of an aggressive Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyer, you will be facing an uphill battle with our legal system. When you choose to retain our firm's help, we will thoroughly review your case and determine how to effectively attack every allegation in your case.

Facing charges for domestic violence in Florida? Call 954.543.1788 to speak with our team about your domestic violence defense.

What Is Domestic Violence in Florida?

Domestic violence is defined under § 741.28 of the 2015 Florida Statutes as any number of violent acts toward a family or household member.

Domestic violence can take many forms in Florida, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment

To qualify as a family or household member, the individual must be:

  • A current or former spouse
  • An individual related by blood or marriage
  • An individual who currently lives or previously lived in the same home
  • An individual who shares a child with the accused

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Florida

Due to their severity, domestic violence convictions are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines.

That means you are at risk of the following penalties:

  • 26-week batterer’s intervention program;
  • 12 months of probation;
  • Community service hours;
  • Loss of ability to become a gun owner;
  • Time spent in county jail or prison; and
  • A permanent criminal record that cannot be sealed or expunged.

If facing a domestic violence charge, you're likely also facing a restraining order. Read our blog to learn how violating a restraining order comes with even harsher penalties.

What Happens to First Time Domestic Violence Offenders?

If you are found guilty of domestic violence for the first time in Florida, you can still face serious penalties. Possible penalties include:

  • Batterer’s intervention program
  • One year’s probation
  • 5 days in county jail minimum (if the crime involved intentionally inflicting bodily harm)

Defense Strategies for Domestic Violence Charges

If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is critical that you get help from a defense lawyer who can work with you to protect your rights. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we know what you are facing and can work alongside you to ensure that you are given the domestic violence defense that you need.

If you are facing any of the following charges, we can be of assistance:

  • Physically hurting or attempting to hurt someone
  • Stalking, harassing, threatening, or hitting someone
  • Disturbing someone's peace
  • Destroying someone's personal property

We do not stop until we achieve the appropriate resolution. Our Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyers stand ready to ensure that each client's rights are protected and we develop a personalized strategy to help you obtain the resolution that you deserve. You do not have to face a domestic violence allegation alone.

There are a number of different domestic violence defenses we may be able to advance:

  • Waiver of Prosecution
  • Self Defense
  • Defense of Others
  • False Allegations

Call Our Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyers: (954) 543-1788

The moment you are arrested or placed under investigation for domestic violence, you need to contact Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. The sooner you get a Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorney on your side, the sooner we can begin to defend your rights and freedoms. Numerous domestic violence defenses can be raised on your behalf and it is critical to do so as early as possible.

Interested in learning more from a domestic violence attorney in Fort Lauderdale, contact our office today? Get started by completing an online free case evaluation form via our website now.

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