Any charge of domestic violence or battery is considered a serious charge to defend. If you or a loved one are facing these serious charges in Florida, it’s important to hire a domestic violence charges defense attorney in Florida as soon as possible. At Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A., we are well versed at devising defense strategies that can help individuals like you to get reduced or dismissed charges. We understand all the criminal laws in Florida and can use this knowledge to help your case.
Understanding the Charge
Domestic battery is a misdemeanor charge in the State of Florida that is punishable by up to a year in the county jail. It is not eligible to be sealed or expunged, even if adjudication is withheld. A domestic battery charge can also be increased to a felony. If someone has two prior domestic battery convictions, they could be charged instead with a third-degree felony battery, which can lead to a maximum of five years in state prison as a sentence.
Even if the charge remains a misdemeanor, it is still considered a serious situation. Many employers won’t hire someone with this type of arrest/conviction. Employers may not want to risk the individual working at their place of employment, even if the charges are reduced at a later date. Also, someone could lose their concealed weapons permit upon arrest. It is important to have an attorney look out for your interests and protect your legal rights when you’re facing any type of criminal charges in Florida.
Our legal team also have a proven track record of success defending those who have been falsely accused. Our experienced trial attorneys can get these cases dismissed for lack of evidence.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Domestic Violence Charges Defense Lawyer in Florida Today
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence/domestic battery, call to schedule a free consultation with a domestic violence charges defense lawyer in Florida today. The experienced legal professionals at the law firm of Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. are familiar with ways to get cases dismissed and reduced when clients have been falsely accused. Contact our Jacksonville, Florida office at 904-717-7747 and let us be your legal advocates.