Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a sad fact in our society today. Although not reported near as often as it should be, it causes extreme pain, emotional and physical suffering on its victims. However, there are many occasions when charges are filed for domestic violence that are misunderstandings or completely unwarranted. When facing domestic violence charges it is crucial you consult a Tampa Bay domestic Violence Lawyer to safeguard your rights.
Domestic violence can include any type of threat or actual violence on another family member, including husbands, boyfriends, wives, girlfriends, children and other family members. It can take the form of violence in the following areas:
- Verbal Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Spousal Abuse
- Threats of violence
- Sexual abuse
Potential Sentencing of Domestic Violence
If charged or convicted of a domestic violence charge there are many serious consequences you will face. You may not be able to return to your home until a judge hears your case. A conviction can be used against you in a divorce proceeding, affecting your ability to share your children’s life. Your right to own a gun will be banned for life, in addition the charge will remain on your record for employers or others to see, affecting your ability to earn a living and causing embarrassment with future relationships. You may face stiff fines, mandatory anger management program and even jail time.
If you are even thinking about hiring an attorney for your criminal defense, please consult with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Please contact our office in Trinity at (727) 846-0028 for a FREE initial consultation.