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 in Florida 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. And that’s why our firm is here. To help you protect your legal rights and get through this difficult situation.
What Is Domestic Violence in Florida?
Florida 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.
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 prosecutors must have proof of the specific crime such as the ones above PLUS, the crime must be between either:
- Family or Household members OR
- 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
In a “Dating Relationship” means
- A continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature
The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction Can Have a Severe Impact on 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, and he has met their unique goals time and time again.
One Mistake Does Not Have to Ruin Your Life.
Reach out to Adam today by filling out the contact form on this page, speaking with our live chat operator, or calling our office now. We’re here for you in any way that you need.
For more information on domestic violence, visit our frequently asked questions page.