Domestic battery, also referred to as domestic violence or domestic abuse, is a serious charge in Florida. At Barbarette & Quirk, you will find an experienced Gainesville domestic battery lawyer who can help you overcome these charges.
Our Gainesville attorneys are well-known in the local community. We are highly respected by local prosecutors and judges – and we use our reputation to make sure your voice and side of the story is heard in a court of law. We have extensive trial experience and can help you understand what to expect as you face the criminal justice system.
Your future and reputation may be on the line. Let us help protect your rights. Call (352) 356-4999 today and request a consultation to discuss your case.
Domestic battery charges are often the result of misunderstandings or attempts to abuse the system. In many cases, one spouse may call the police hoping that they will come to the scene and stop an argument with the other spouse. However, when police arrive on the scene of a domestic violence call, they are typically going to make an arrest.
The accuser may request that the arrest not be made or that the charges be dropped, but that may not be effective, as the case will be in the hands of the prosecutor at that point. Our Gainesville criminal defense attorneys also understand that false allegations are a possibility in these cases. One parent may accuse the other of domestic assault in an attempt to get the upper hand in a divorce or child custody battle.
The state of Florida takes domestic violence charges very seriously and if convicted you could face harsh penalties. Penalties for a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction include:
Penalties for a felony domestic violence conviction include:
A restraining order, technically called an injunction, bars you from having any contact with the alleged victim of domestic abuse. If the victim is a wife or a live-in significant other, you may be ordered to stay out of the home and away from the children. We can educate you about your options for responding to and defending against restraining orders.
If you have been charged with domestic battery, there is no time to waste. We have more than 40 years of combined experience sorting through these complex issues to make certain that you get justice. We offer a free case consultation and affordable fees.
Call our Gainesville domestic battery defense lawyers at (352) 356-4999 to retain our firm on your behalf.