South Florida Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic Violence Charges in Miami-Dade
Domestic violence can cause extreme pain, and emotional and physical suffering on victims, which is why law enforcement treat these charges very seriously. When facing domestic violence charges, it is crucial that you consult a South Florida domestic violence attorney to protect 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.
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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 legal team at The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. have the understanding and skill needed to relentlessly pursue your defense.
Domestic Violence Penalties in South Florida
Those charged with domestic violence are considered "no bond" in the state of Florida. What this means is that the accused cannot be released from jail after their arrest until they are brought before an initial appearance. According to state laws, this is supposed to happen within the first 48 hours, yet if it was a weekend arrest they may spend up to 60 hours in jail. If convicted, the individual must partake in a 26 to 29 week course in the Batterers Intervention Program and must pay for it themselves. All rights to own or possess a firearm will be lost for this period of time as well.
For those cases where the victim has been inflicted with bodily harm, the minimum penalty includes 5 days in jail post-conviction and a permanent loss of the right to bear arms. Unfortunately, there is no real, clear definition of "bodily harm," causing many individuals to receive unjust sentencing. In addition to this, the charge will remain on the person's record for employers or others to see, affecting their ability to earn a living and potentially causing embarrassment with future relationships.
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Looking for an attorney for your domestic violence case in South Florida? 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 can work with you to pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf. Time is of the essence, so act quickly.
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