Domestic violence charges are an unfortunately common incident in the State of Florida. Our team has years of experience successfully defending those accused of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is defined as any actual and intentional touching or striking of another person without consent, or the intentional causing of bodily harm to another person, when the person struck is a “family or household member.”
Domestic battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the level of the alleged injury. A battery charge can be enhanced to a “Domestic Violence” charge depending upon the relationship of the accused to the alleged victim.
Domestic violence charges range from first-degree misdemeanors to felony charges. As a first-degree misdemeanor, domestic battery may result in penalties from up to a year in prison or 12 months probation and $1000 fine.
If you are arrested for domestic violence or battery there is no bond initially which means you must sit in jail for up to 24 hours until you can appear before a judge, usually the following day.