Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is an egregious charge and one that is heavily scrutinized in the eyes of the public. Even if a defendant wins a case and their freedom during a charge against them for domestic violence, their lives may never be the same. They may face roadblocks at work, criticism from former friends and neighbors. And, their relationships with family members may deteriorate into nothing. However, the penalties for those who do not win and are instead convicted of domestic violence may include years in prison, and they may be forced to pay heavy fines and civil damages. It is important to quickly and decisively disprove any allegations of wrongdoing in domestic violence cases, as your entire life, livelihood, and your child-caring privileges may be washed away in an incredibly swift period of time. Our attorneys have proven their worth in domestic violence cases time and time again by successfully beating criminal charges and restoring the community’s faith in our clients. Contact us today at the law offices of Roman & Roman to discuss your options for legal defense guidance through this difficult time. Our Tampa offices can be reached at any time, so give us a call today at 877-767-1032 to discuss the matter with one of our experienced Tampa domestic violence attorneys right this moment.
Defining Domestic Violence in Florida
Domestic violence is described by Florida statutes 741.28 as “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.” Domestic violence may result in anywhere from a misdemeanor to a first degree felony, depending on the charges, according to Florida statutes 784.086. If you are convicted of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, or sexual battery, you may face the better part of a decade or more behind bars. And, if you have children, you will likely never lawfully see them again until they are fully grown adults, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Various Defense Strategies of Domestic Violence Charges Brought Against You
There are a few avenues we may pursue, depending on the circumstances of your charges. If, for instance, you were acting in self defense, we will describe how the measures you took were to preserve your own life or wellbeing, or the wellbeing of your children or other family members. There are also instances of false allegations. These are often used by a parent during a time of divorce when child custody becomes an issue. The parent may even attempt to persuade your own child to condemn you in a lie in these circumstances. Whatever the situation and types of charges or false allegations brought against you, we will develop a specific defense strategy to clear your name of any wrongdoing. Regardless of the type of domestic violence charges being brought against you at this time, contact the Tampa law offices of Roman & Roman at 877-767-1032 for immediate help from a Tampa domestic violence defense attorney.