Florida Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
Domestic violence cases can be incredibly difficult to prove, especially if there are no witnesses and there is no visible sign of injury on the victim. However, the court system has a tendency to side with the victim in alleged domestic violence situations. Over recent years, Florida lawmakers have developed laws that pertain to penalties of domestic violence offenders, and laws concerning how domestic violence cases should be handled by the judiciary and the prosecutors. Unfortunately, because of these laws, minor incidents have the potential to lead to an arrest even if the victim does not want the person arrested or if there is no supporting evidence. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Perez LaSure Law will make sure that your rights are protected, and that you are treated as an innocent unless there is a verdict of guilty.
Domestic Violence Charges
While many believe that the victim has the ability to drop domestic violence charges, this is unfortunately not true. It is ultimately up to the State Attorney to decide whether or not the charges will be dropped, and sometimes they may continue with prosecution even if the victim wants the charges dropped. This is done by the State in order to prevent future acts of violence from the defendant. In some cases, the state may even attempt to incarcerate the victim if they are subpoenaed to appear in court and do not show.
In most cases, victims will not want charges dropped and will proceed with prosecution. Charges that commonly involve domestic charges include:
- Aggravated battery
- Felony battery
- Aggravated assault
- Violating a domestic violence injunction
Knowledgeable Criminal Defense
If you are being charged with domestic violence, one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options, and we will ensure that your case is given the individual attention that it deserves, provide an ironclad defense, and implement tactics aimed at a successful legal result.