Domestic violence is a challenging criminal accusation to defend against. Not only are the potential penalties severe — including fines, probation, court costs, potential jail time, etc. — but the damage that these charges can have on your reputation can also be equally severe. Juries and even many judges may consider you guilty even before the trial starts. Further, a conviction for domestic violence could ruin your reputation in the community and have negative consequences with regard to employment opportunities.
Minimize The Damage
When facing domestic battery charges, it is important to work with an attorney who can help you through the process and minimize the damage that these charges can have on your life.
As a Hollywood and Weston domestic violence defense attorney and Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law, I have a wealth of experience and skill to defend felony and misdemeanor criminal defense offenses. I represent clients throughout South Florida.
As your lawyer, I will help you understand your rights and personally handle your case and you through every step of the legal process from beginning to end.
Fighting Domestic Violence Charges In Florida
Domestic violence is the common term for domestic battery. Generally, domestic battery is a misdemeanor, but in Broward County and other areas of Florida, you can be sent to county jail for a misdemeanor charge, or you could be sent to state prison for felony domestic battery charges. There are a number of circumstances in which domestic battery becomes a felony, including:
- Serious injuries or great bodily harm
- Strangulation/cutting off airwaves of victim
- Prior conviction for battery
- Use of a deadly weapon
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony domestic battery charges, I will advise you of your rights and options and help defend you against the charges you are facing.
Contact A Fort Lauderdale Domestic Battery Attorney | Free Consultation
I provide free, in-depth initial consultations, so you can learn about your options and determine the best course of action in your defense. Call my office Edward Lopez Attorney at Law at 954-241-1212 or contact me online to schedule an appointment.