Orlando Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Criminal Accusation Defense Lawyer in Orlando
Have you been accused of domestic violence? Any act of domestic violence is a serious offense that must be taken seriously. Domestic violence can be committed against anyone with whom you share a close relationship, including spouses, children, parents, siblings, roommates/housemates, and current or former dating partners.
If you have been accused of committing domestic violence, you need an assertive criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. Because of the negative social stigma and media attention surrounding crimes of domestic violence, these charges can be difficult to fight. Prosecutors will not go easy on you. At the Law Offices of Jose E. Lopez, P.A., we can build an effective case to protect your rights and your future.
Call us at (407) 410-3173 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation today.
Domestic Violence Charges in Florida
If the police are called for a domestic violence disturbance, they will almost always make an arrest – even if the alleged victim does not wish to press charges. Domestic violence is defined as the inflicting or threatening physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse against a family member. Following an arrest, the state will have to decide whether to file formal charges.
Examples of domestic violence include:
- Sex crimes
- False imprisonment
- Violent offenses that result in injury or death
Penalties for Domestic Violence
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you face a mandatory one-year minimum probation sentence during which you must attend a batterer’s intervention program. In cases where the offense caused bodily harm, you face a minimum five-day jail sentence.
Depending on the details of your case and the severity of the offense, you could expect to be sentenced to a combination of jail time, fines, and probation if convicted. If the offense was sexual in nature, you may also be required to register as a sex offender.
Orlando Domestic Violence Defense
At the Law Offices of Jose E. Lopez, P.A., we recognize how devastating these penalties could be. Whether your situation was a misunderstanding or you were falsely accused, we know how to fight for your rights and interests. Our Orlando domestic violence attorney can build a strong case on your behalf.
Give us a call at (407) 410-3173 to get started on your case.
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