The Garvin Law Firm, will fight for the rights of Individuals accused with any act of Domestic Violence in The State of Florida.
“Domestic violence” means 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. “Family or household member” means spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
Minimum Mandatory Sentencing:
If a person is adjudicated guilty of a crime of domestic violence and the person has intentionally caused bodily harm to another person, the court shall order the person to serve a minimum of 5 days in the county jail as part of the sentence imposed, unless the court sentences the person to a period of incarceration in a state correctional facility. This section does not preclude the court from sentencing the person to probation, community control, or an additional period of incarceration. Unless you are acquitted at trial or the charges against you are dismissed, a domestic violence charge cannot be “expunged” from your arrest record. Even a misdemeanor conviction can include one year supervised probation, a $1000 maximum fine, up to one year in jail, limited visitation rights to see the victim, and at least 6 months participation in a batterers’ intervention program. The Above sentence is only for a Misdemeanor, if you are facing Felony charges the potential punishment is much more severe. If you, or someone you know if currently facing prosecution for Domestic Violence in Broward, Dade, or Palm Beach, County, contact our office as soon as possible so that we can begin working on your defense.
We always offer a free consultation, at our office or over the telephone, on a domestic violence or any other legal matter. Give us a call and we will: answer any question that you may have, set your mind at ease, and assure you that you will experience the highest level of legal representation available.
-Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyers Webpage-
-Broward County Domestic Battery Attorney Information-