Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
In Florida, if the police respond to a domestic violence call, someone is going to jail. The state is extremely sensitive to claims of domestic violence and will take immediate and decisive action when it feels that a person may be in harm’s way. The consequences for a conviction on domestic violence charges can be quite severe. Not only could you be looking at the possibility of criminal penalties, but your right to own a gun and other privileges could also be on the line.
The law tends to favor the alleged victims in these cases. At the law office, I am committed to protecting the rights of those accused of domestic violence and working to ensure that you are not held accountable for a crime you did not commit. I provide strong representation to clients across Jacksonville who are facing domestic abuse charges.
Getting to the Truth
Many domestic violence cases come down to your word against your accuser’s. While some domestic violence claims have merit, many others are complete fabrications. Other times, the fault lies in the interpretation by law enforcement as to what was actually told to them. Many times victims comment that what they see in the police report is not what they told the officer. If you have been falsely accused, I will work diligently to get to the truth of the matter and seek to remove any restrictions imposed by protection or restraining orders.
What is at Stake?
A conviction for any domestic violence charge carries many consequences such as:
- 52 weeks of Domestic Violence Counseling
- Loss of the right to possess or own a firearm
- Jail or prison
- Fines and fees adding up to a minimum of around $500
- Potential loss of job or job opportunities
I have been an attorney for over 28 years. I spent 19 years of my career working as a Deputy District Attorney where I prosecuted all types of cases including countless domestic violence matters. I know how the other side works and I know their tactics for gaining a conviction. My knowledge of both sides of these cases allows me to be much more proactive and efficient in creating a strong defense on your behalf.