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Domestic Violence Assault and Battery | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime involving domestic violence in Brevard County, FL, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney by your side at the earliest possible stage of your case. You also need to inform yourself on the Florida laws dealing with domestic violence assault and battery.

How does Florida Law Define “Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence, under Florida Law means “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”

Under Florida law, the term “Family or household member” means: spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.

Two common criminal charges associated with domestic violence include domestic assault and domestic battery.

Domestic Violence Battery

Under Florida Law a person commits the crime of battery when they: (1)Actually and intentionally touch or strike another person against that person’s will; or (2) Intentionally cause bodily harm to another person. Domestic violence battery is a first degree misdemeanor under Florida law, which carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in the county jail, up to one year of probation. Further, the following enhanced penalties may be imposed:

  1. Completion of a six-month Batterer’s Intervention Program
  2. A “no contact” order between you and the victim.
  3. Payment of any restitution owed
  4. Payment of hefty fines and court fees
  5. Ineligibility for sealing or expungement of your criminal record
  6. Ineligibility for obtaining a concealed weapons permit
  7. A current concealed weapons permit will be revoked
  8. Forfeit your right to have a gun while on probation

Because the penalties for a domestic violence battery conviction are so severe, it is vital to retain experienced legal representation at the earliest possible stage in your case. It’s important to know that valid, legal defenses may exist in your case. CONTACT our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Domestic Violence Assault

Florida law defines the crime of “assault” as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. If you have been accused or arrested for domestic assault, start fighting back today. Penalties for an assault conviction may include hefty fines and court costs, probation, mandatory anger management classes, and even jail time. It’s important to know that valid, legal defenses may exist in your case. CONTACT our office today for a FREE case evaluation. Initial consultations are always free and our attorneys are always available to advise you of the proper course of action that can be taken.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Domestic Violence Attorney

If you have been arrested or believe that you might be arrested for domestic violence in Brevard County, FL, you should immediately contact an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling these charges. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others by the level of personal service that we provide. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the legal process. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against domestic violence charges in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Melbourne, FL or anywhere in Brevard County, our attorneys want to help you! CONTACT our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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