Miami-Dade Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a sad fact in our society today. Although not reported near as often as it should be, it causes extreme pain, emotional and physical suffering on its victims. However, there are many occasions when charges are filed for domestic violence that are misunderstandings or completely unwarranted. Families can have much strife going on, with loud arguments and empty threats that can lead to filing charges in retribution or police officers called to the scene arresting you even if your partner does not want to press charges. When facing these serious charges it is crucial you consult a South Florida domestic violence attorney to safeguard your rights.
Domestic violence can include any type of threat or actual violence on another family member, including husbands, boyfriends, wives, girlfriends, children and other family relations. It can take the form of violence in the following manners:
- Verbal Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Spousal Abuse
- Threats of violence
- Sexual abuse
Our effective and concerned attorneys at The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. have the understanding and skill needed to relentlessly pursue your defense. With the years of experience we have in family law and as former prosecutors, we can take the needed steps to resolve your situation.
Potential Sentencing of Domestic Violence Charges
If charged or convicted of a domestic violence charge there are many serious consequences you will face. You may not be able to return to your home until a judge hears your case. A conviction can be used against you in a divorce proceeding, affecting your ability to share your children’s life. Your right to own a gun will be banned for life, in addition the charge will remain on your record for employers or others to see, affecting your ability to earn a living and causing embarrassment with future relationships. You may face stiff fines, mandatory anger management program and even jail time.
If you have been arrested for domestic violence, contact our office so that we can discuss solutions to your legal difficulties. Our firm will take personal interest in the outcome of your case and will pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Don’t risk a serious conviction on domestic violence charges. Contact Attorney Eric Matheny for a strong criminal defense of your charges.