St. Petersburg Domestic Battery Attorney
Client-Focused Legal Representation in Pinellas County
For a case to qualify as a “domestic” battery case, the incident must have occurred between people who are “family or household members.” Misdemeanor cases that qualify as domestic battery cases will be heard in a dedicated domestic battery division. If you are facing a criminal charge, contact McNulty Parker Law, PLLC for an experienced and dedicated domestic battery lawyer in St. Petersburg.
Serious Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction in Florida
Several offenses may be considered domestic violence in Florida when they involve members of the same family or household, such as stalking, aggravated stalking, and violation of an injunction. The law defines family or household members as former or current spouses or partners, those related by blood or marriage, and individuals with a child in common.
The possible penalties for a domestic violence conviction include:
- A jail or prison sentence
- Anger management courses
- Loss of firearm ownership or possession rights
- No contact orders
Certain consequences, such as no-contact orders, may have a serious effect on all aspects of your life. You may be prevented from living in your home and your ability to see your children may be affected by a no-contact order.
Domestic Violence Defense Strategies
In domestic battery cases, there is almost always more to the story than what the alleged victim tells the officers or prosecutor. Due to the heated emotions and close relationships associated with domestic battery cases, many defenses may apply in your case. Anita has defended hundreds of domestic battery cases in court.
Some of the defenses that are common in defending domestic battery cases include:
- Non-existent injuries
- Alleged injuries do not fit with the alleged victim’s version of events
- Inconsistent versions of events from victim
- Inconsistent witness accounts
As your domestic battery attorney in St. Petersburg, Anita will investigate your case and the evidence against you, listen to your side of the story, and evaluate different strategies to develop the most effective strategy for your defense.
Violations of Injunctions in Florida
A domestic battery charge is oftentimes accompanied by an injunction for protection that was requested by the alleged victim in your case. If you violate the terms of the injunction, you may be facing additional criminal charges. If an injunction has been issued related to your domestic battery case, you must follow the terms of the injunction and seek the advice of a lawyer who can discuss your case in detail with you.
If you are charged with a crime, don’t wait to contact a domestic battery lawyer in St. Petersburg to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Anita offers free consultations to to discuss the specific facts of your case.
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