When emotions run high, sometimes we say or do things we don’t mean. Situations escalate. Things get out of control. All of a sudden, something that happens in the heat of the moment is now staring you in the face, and threatening to ruin your life.
Being arrested or charged with Domestic Violence can have a devastating impact on your freedom, your job, your family, and your future. Regardless of what led to your charge, you need and deserve to have your legal rights protected. Our Fort Lauderdale defense attorneys are here to help you protect your legal rights and get through this difficult situation. Reach out to a South Florida domestic violence lawyer to get started.
What Is Domestic Violence in South Florida?
State law defines domestic violence as any criminal offense resulting in the physical injury or death of one family or household member by another
family or household member.
As a Fort Lauderdale attorney can explain, Domestic Violence cases can vary from misdemeanors like battery, stalking, and violation of an injunction to serious felonies such as Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Kidnapping, or Aggravated Stalking.
Common Domestic Violence Charges:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Aggravated Battery of a Pregnant Female
- Felony Battery
- Felony Battery by Strangulation
- Sexual Assault or Battery
- Dating Violence
- Violating a Domestic Violence Injunction
- False Imprisonment
In order for the charge to become domestic violence-related, the crime must be between either:
- Family or Household members
- Individuals in a “Dating Relationship”
Family or Household member means:
- Husband or Wife
- Ex-Husband or Ex-Wife
- Persons related by blood or marriage
- Persons living together as a family unit
- Persons who have a child in common
A “Dating Relationship” means
- A continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature
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Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Conviction Consequences Can Severely Impact Your Life
Domestic violence charges can have life-altering consequences for you and your loved ones. The penalties depend on how severe the charges are.
For misdemeanor offenses, jail sentences can range from sixty days to up to one year, while felony charges can put you in prison for five, ten, fifteen or more years.
You could also lose custody of your children, face possible job loss, and have a criminal charge on your record that cannot be sealed.
This is why you need a good attorney on your side to give you the best legal defense possible. At the Rossen Law Firm, we’re committed to helping you. We look at each individual case and explore all possible legal options to find the most effective way forward. With that plan in place, Adam will work with you to aggressively pursue the best possible legal outcome.
While these situations can feel isolating, many others have been where you are, and Adam has helped them come out the other side successfully. As proven by his abundance of online reviews, Adam is dedicated to the protection and satisfaction of his clients across South Florida, and he has met their unique goals time and time again.
Contact a South Florida Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney
If you, or someone you know, are facing either domestic violence charges or are a victim of Domestic Violence – Rossen Law Firm can help. Our Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyers can come alongside you and provide expert, compassionate defense or help you in the process of pressing charges and getting necessary orders of protection in place to help keep you safe.
Free Domestic Violence Strategy Session
We’ve successfully handled a variety of different domestic violence cases. We know that sometimes, small things can be blown out of proportion very quickly and it’s important to take the right next steps.
For us to learn more about your specific domestic violence case and advice the way we think would be best to proceed forward with your case, schedule a free strategy session with us today.
One Mistake Does Not Have to Ruin Your Life: Call today about our Free Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Strategy Session
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