Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. If you or someone you know have been placed under arrest for domestic violence in Florida, it is extremely important to retain an experienced, professional Daytona Beach domestic violence lawyer to defend against the charges as soon as possible.
Florida’s crime laws define domestic violence as specified types of violence committed against a family or household member. In particular, an individual can commit domestic violence against a spouse, ex-spouse, the co-parent of the individual’s child, or a relative related to the individual by blood or marriage. Florida laws also protect against domestic violence occurring between individuals who currently cohabitate or who formerly cohabitated together in the same household.
The types of crimes qualifying as domestic violence under Florida law include:
- assault and aggravated assault
- battery and aggravated battery
- sexual assault and sexual battery
- stalking and aggravated stalking
Florida recognizes the issue of violence committed between two persons in a current or former dating relationship. To meet the state’s definition of a dating relationship, the two people must have participated in a romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship. The state issues injunctions to individuals who can prove an immediate danger or injury within a dating relationship. The state may prosecute a defendant who violates an injunction.
When possible, the criminal defense attorneys at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., seeks acquittal or dismissal. In every case, our attorneys fight for their clients’ rights and do not give up until the best possible result has been reached. Our attorneys have experience handling many Florida domestic violence cases. Their defense practice is built on:
- Detailed knowledge of how Florida courts handle domestic violence cases
- Direct knowledge of how the courts handle domestic violence cases
- Direct personal service and a collaborative approach to each case
- Education and communication that lead to informed decision-making
- Honesty and transparency about every case
The penalties for domestic battery can be severe. If you are convicted, you will also lose the right to carry a weapon, you can lose custody of your children, and you can lose other rights. These troubling realities underscore the need for focused, experienced representation.
If you or a member of your family, are unfortunate enough to be involved with the criminal justice system, you will find that the system can move very quickly against you and that the consequences of a criminal conviction can be severe. Without the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer, you run a greater risk of losing your driver’s license or your job. You may even lose freedom. One advantage of having an experienced attorney on your side is to have the proper questions asked, the proper defenses raised, and an aggressive defense made to the judge or jury.
Contact Our Experienced Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Lawyers
It is important to act fast when facing an arrest and criminal conviction. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with the aggressive representation and legal assistance you need to ensure the best outcome possible. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, we seek to provide aggressive, diligent and effective legal representation in criminal defense matters to our clients.
If you or someone you know has been charged with domestic violence, contact the Daytona Beach domestic violence lawyers at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. to discuss your case. We take the time to explain your options and make sure you understand your rights. We are always upfront and honest about the reality of the strength of your case and costs involved. Call us today at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation.