Lake County Domestic Abuse Attorneys
Accusations of domestic violence are often at the intersection of criminal law and family law matters. This issue is often a factor during a divorce, becoming a hotly contested he said/she said situation that can have a major effect on the rights of both spouses and their children. If an accusation of domestic violence is present in your divorce case, it is important to seek out representation from a dedicated attorney.
At the Remsen Family Law Firm, we work closely with men and women in Central Florida to resolve issues of domestic abuse. We are here to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, as we ensure you are safe, and your rights are protected.
If you have been abused or have been accused of committing domestic violence, it is absolutely critical to that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. For a free initial consultation, please call us at 407-898-8822 or at 352-243-1247.
Criminal and Family Law Ramifications of Domestic Violence
It is possible for a criminal domestic violence case to take place at the same time as a divorce or family law cases that are influenced by domestic violence accusations. Our firm has the skills and resources to handle both types of cases.
Once an injunction, which functions as a restraining order, is issued, the alleged abuser will not be able to have contact with the alleged victim. This poses huge issues in a family law proceeding, as a parent will be kept from the family home and likely be unable to spend time with their child. However, the courts are able to implement a temporary time-sharing and child support arrangement to prevent this.
If found guilty of domestic violence, you will lose your right to carry a firearm. This could affect your ability to land jobs in certain fields such as security and law enforcement.
Domestic Violence: Any form of a violent act towards a family member or house member
*Violent acts may include but are not limited to:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Stalking
- False Imprisonment
The charge may be changed from Domestic Violence to Aggravated Assault or Aggravated Battery depending on certain circumstances and the events that took place.
Defenses to this charge include:
Penalties and Sentences:
Minimum of 5 days in county jail
A convicted offender may be sentenced to imprisonment in a state prison
Court decides on probation sentence or community service
Tavares Domestic Violence Lawyer
We look forward to working with you to resolve your domestic violence case as efficiently and effectively as possible. We understand it is a difficult situation, but you can rely on us to provide you with a comfortable environment to discuss your options with an attorney. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.