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Range of charges fall under 'domestic violence' in Florida

If you have been accused of domestic violence, then you may be facing serious consequences beyond a criminal conviction. Such cases are very complicated -- more complicated than a prosecutor is likely to admit -- and matters of family law, employment and personal reputation can quickly become intertwined with a domestic violence allegation.

In Florida, a number of crimes fall into the general category of domestic violence, and a thorough investigation by a criminal defense lawyer is needed to arrive at the facts of the case and challenge the prosecution's claims. Common charges related to domestic violence include the following:

  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Domestic injunction violations
  • Trespassing
  • False imprisonment
  • Spousal sexual assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault and battery

In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on stopping domestic abuse, and consequently, prosecutors are inclined more than ever to seek the harshest possible penalties under the law. However, not everyone accused of domestic violence is guilty. Sometimes allegations are fabricated; in other cases, overcharging occurs.

The reality is that anyone charged with domestic violence is afforded the due process of law, meaning that a charge does not automatically lead to a conviction. You have a right to mount a strong criminal defense and challenge the validity of the evidence. This is not a simple process, however, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer is needed to investigate the case and protect your rights and freedom.

There may be options for reducing the charge, having the charge dropped, obtaining a sentence of probation instead of jail time, or going to trial. Your options will depend on your particular situation, and a defense lawyer can assess your case and explain those options.

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