Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Florida

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in FloridaDomestic violence is a serious issue that affects many individuals and families in Florida. Unfortunately, many people who are accused of domestic violence are falsely accused. If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, it is important to understand your rights and the legal process so that you can effectively defend yourself against the charges.

In this article, we will discuss the legal process for defending against domestic violence charges in Florida, as well as possible defenses for a domestic violence charge.

What is Domestic Violence in Florida?
Florida law defines domestic violence as any criminal offense that results in physical harm, bodily injury, or death or that causes the reasonable fear of such harm or injury committed by a family or household member against another family or household member. This includes crimes such as battery, assault, stalking, and kidnapping.

The Legal Process for Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges
When you are charged with domestic violence, the legal process will typically involve several steps. The first step is the arrest and initial hearing, where the judge will determine if there is probable cause to believe that you committed the crime. If the judge finds probable cause, the case will proceed to a pretrial hearing.

At the pretrial hearing, the prosecution will present evidence against you, and the judge will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. If the judge finds that there is enough evidence, the case will proceed to trial.

At trial, the prosecution will present their evidence against you, and you will have the opportunity to present your own evidence and call witnesses to defend yourself. The jury will then decide if you are guilty or not.

If you are found guilty, the judge will determine your sentence. If you are found not guilty, you will be acquitted, and the charges will be dismissed.

If you are facing criminal charges in central Florida, do not waste any time. Contact HAWM Law and find out how our lawyers can help protect your freedom.

Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Florida, there are several defenses that you may be able to raise to defend yourself against the charges. These include:

  • Self-defense: You may be able to argue that you acted in self-defense to protect yourself from harm.
  • False allegations: You may be able to argue that the allegations against you are false and that you did not commit the crime.
  • Lack of evidence: You may be able to argue that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to prove that you committed the crime.
  • Mistaken identity: You may be able to argue that you were mistaken for the person who committed the crime.

Speak to Us
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to get help from one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. They can guide you through the legal process and help you build a strong defense.

Our attorneys can also help with reviewing the evidence against you, interviewing witnesses, and providing guidance on the best course of action to take in your case. We will also be able to advise you on the potential impact of a conviction on your rights and help you understand the legal process and what to expect.

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