In any form, domestic violence is an unappealing prospect. The very concept of family violence carries a strong social stigma that can haunt both the victim and the accused for years to come. If you are involved in a family situation that has led to domestic violence, an attorney skilled in Florida and federal law can be of help. At Mark Lipinski PA, our two lawyers use their skill handling family law issues to represent clients for cases of domestic violence in Bradenton and neighboring Florida communities.
It is important to note that when police are called for any domestic violence dispute, it will result in an arrest. When the police are involved with a domestic violence call, no matter what happens someone will be arrested. Domestic violence issues are serious matters that are also considered criminal law issues and warrant quality experienced legal representation.
Contact us to discuss your legal options if you are a domestic violence victim or accused of domestic violence. Our accomplished lawyers are committed to protecting client rights with the kind of aggressive but understanding compassion needed to resolve complex family law issues. As a separate area of our law firm we also handle criminal law issues.
Under Florida statute 741.28, domestic violence is defined as any assault caused by a household or family member that results or places in imminent danger another household or family member. Domestic violence can include physical injury or death from the criminal offenses of:
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Battery: aggravated or sexual
- False imprisonment
- Sexual assault
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
The potential ramifications of any domestic violence charge are very serious. Clients rely on our perceptive legal counsel to guide them through the intricacies of family law to resolve cases of domestic violence.
Help for Victims of Domestic Violence
An injunction or restraining order can help victims of domestic violence distance themselves from the accused. We can file an injunction on behalf of the client to protect him or her from imminent danger of violence. Injunctions place a limitation on an individual's rights and can lead to:
- Criminal conviction
- Jail time
- Possession of firearms being prohibited
Unfortunately, on occasion especially during a divorce, these injunctions are instigated in an attempt to gain an advantage in a family law case. The court takes false accusations very seriously as they are considered as compromising deterrents to real situations of domestic violence.
Defense for Those Accused of Domestic Violence
Accusations of domestic violence are significant charges that warrant early legal intervention. If you are faced with a charge of domestic violence, we can defend your case and protect your rights. It is imperative for your case to attend the hearing and contest the injunction that you believe was wrongly made. Even if you have already attended a domestic violence hearing alone and are not satisfied with the outcome, our experienced representation can help your case. We understand how important it is to protect client rights in these cases because a domestic violence conviction can taint the record of the accused for life.
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If you are involved with a domestic violence issue, please contact us. Call us at 941-405-0241 or send an e-mail to schedule an initial consultation. We value good communication with all of our clients and have Spanish translation services available.