Domestic Violence Lawyer West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach Domestic Battery Attorney
Domestic violence charges are serious, and they require a serious defense strategy. Often, accusations arise because of a misunderstanding, miscommunication, or misinterpretation of events. No one knows the truth of a situation except for the people involved, and even then, stories can differ. If you’ve been accused of domestic battery, you need a West Palm Beach domestic violence lawyer on your side who understands that things are not always what they appear. You need someone you can trust to have your best interest at heart.
Attorney Greg Rosenfeld can provide the legal representation you need. He has tried 50+ cases and has received positive reviews from past clients. He knows what it takes to get results and has obtained several case victories. Let him take on the court system and navigate the legal process for you. When you retain the services of the Law Offices of Greg Rosenfeld, P.A., you can be confident that your case will be in capable hands.
What Is Considered Domestic Violence in Florida?
In Florida, domestic violence crimes are those committed against a family or household member. This includes current and former spouses, people related by marriage or blood, people who have previously or are currently residing together as a family, and people who have a child in common.
Examples of crimes constituting domestic violence include:
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Battery, felony battery, or aggravated battery
- Sexual assault or sexual battery
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
What Is Domestic Battery in Florida?
Domestic violence battery is a misdemeanor battery (“simple battery”) committed against a family or household member. In other words, domestic battery occurs when a person (1) actually and intentionally touches or strikes a family or household member against their will, or (2) intentionally causes bodily harm to a family or household member. It is the most common crime of domestic violence in Florida.
What Are the Punishments for Domestic Violence Battery in Florida?
Domestic violence battery is a first-degree misdemeanor. If you are convicted of domestic battery, you may face a tarnished reputation, strained relationships, possible loss of employment, and decreased quality of life.
Domestic violence battery penalties can include:
- Minimum of one year of probation
- One year in jail
- Minimum of five days in jail if the crime involved an injury
- A $1,000 fine
- Mandatory Batterer’s Intervention Program
- Revocation of concealed carry permit
Strategic Domestic Violence Battery Defense
Depending on the circumstances, several defenses may be raised in a domestic violence battery matter. Attorney Greg Rosenfeld can review your case, examine the evidence, determine legal avenues to pursue, and provide counter attacks.
Possible defenses include, but are not limited to:
- The defendant acted in self-defense.
- The defendant acted out of protection for a child or another family member.
- The defendant had legal justification for his or her actions.
- A constitutional violation occurred at some point in the case.
We’ll Zealously Advocate for You
A sound defense against domestic battery charges is critical in retaining your rights and freedom. Regardless of the severity of your charge, a conviction can significantly impact your life. You need defense from a practiced, aggressive lawyer who will be relentless in the pursuit of the resolution you deserve. Make Attorney Greg Rosenfeld an ally in your domestic violence battery case in West Palm Beach. Your freedom may depend on it.
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