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Florida Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is not simply a crime against your spouse.  While it typically it involves spouses, 
Florida statutes have included boyfriend- girlfriend, partners, former partners, children, etc.  In any event, domestic violence is a serious crime and it carries the stigma of abusing one's family and loved ones.  A domestic violence conviction can have negative effects in other legal matters and in your personal life.  For example, if you are involved in a divorce and child custody case, allegation of domestic violence, you risk receiving jail time for the underlying offense, but you could also lose custody of your children.  If you are not a citizen of the United States, domestic violence can deportation or removal proceedings to be brought against you.   

Since most domestic violence alleged incident occur within closed settings outside the presence of law enforcement, it is not always clear whether a crime took place.  The prosecutor has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you in fact committed domestic violence.  The police, however, can still arrest you based on the story of the alleged victim. Just because you are arrested for domestic violence does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of domestic violence.  There could be many possible defenses and other mitigating circumstances that either result in a dismissal of your case or result in less severe penalties. You need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to explore the defense options, fight for your rights, advocate your side of the story and obtain a successful resolution for your case.

Prosecutors zealously prosecute domestic violence charges in the state of Florida.  

The typical 
punishment for domestic violence charges includes a range of the following:

Anger management classes
No-contact with the victim order
Monetary fines
Jail time

If the judge has entered a "no contact" order at your first appearance, it is important to avoid contacting the alleged victim.  Even if the victim wants to have contact with you, do not have contact with the victim in order to avoid violating the "no contact" provision that has been put in place.  If you have any questions on the "no contact" provision, contact the The Orlando Law Firm P.L. today and we can help you

Furthermore, the domestic violence case can have significant consequences if you are also involved in a family law case such as child custody or divorce.  At the The Orlando Law Firm P.L. we handle both family and criminal defense cases, thus providing with thorough legal advice on your case(s).


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