What is a domestic violence charge?
- In Florida, if you are arrested following a dispute with someone you live with, are related to, or share children with, you may be facing charges labelled as domestic violence. Domestic violence charges can include: battery, kidnapping, stalking, trespass, rape, harassment, assault, and violation of injunctions. A domestic violence attorney may be able to help you avoid the additional penalties associated with domestic violence charges.
- Besides the typical criminal penalties ranging from probation to jail or prison time, domestic violence charges usually include additional penalties such as civil injunctions, batterer’s intervention programs, a hold on bonds, and domestic violence charges cannot be sealed or expunged. A charge labelled as domestic violence may also negatively affect employment or financial opportunities.
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Consulting with a Florida domestic violence attorney can help you in a number of ways:
Many times, a domestic violence battery, assault, stalking charge or other domestic violence charge is accompanied by an injunction for protection. Jordan Law attorneys provide representation for you prior to and during injunction hearings.
- Pre-Filing Representation:
Although victims often do not want to press charges after the initial arrest, the decision to drop charges is up to the State Attorney’s Office, not the victim. Our office can work with you to assemble a mitigation packet, including the desire of the victim to drop the charges, and reach out to the State Attorney’s office to try to avoid the filing of charges.
- Pre-Trial Motions:
If that doesn't work, we have extensive experience with pre-trial motions such as Stand Your Ground Motions, from both the State and Defense side, and a successful ruling at these hearings will require the Judge to grant you immunity from prosecution no matter whether it's a battery, assault or other Domestic Violence charge. That means the case goes away regardless of the Prosecutor decision or the alleged victim's request. (again link to injunction page).
If eligible, our Domestic Violence attorneys can help get you enrolled in a diversion program that will result in a dismissal of the charges once you complete the program.
Our office maintains zealous and aggressive trial attorneys who will help guide you through the trial process and put forth their best efforts to have your case acquitted.
For anyone arrested on domestic violence criminal charges in the Central Florida area, it is extremely important to contact an attorney and discuss the possible resolution of these charges
The attorneys at Jordan Law each began their careers
as government attorneys, practicing only Criminal Law.
During that time, we have handled almost 10,000 cases throughout Central Florida. We have handled hundreds of domestic violence (DV) cases from both the State and Defense side, including bond hearings, modifications of no-contact orders, motions and trials. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you on your case and prove that the best defense is a good offense.