Melbourne Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic violence is not a statutory crime in itself. Rather, it is a catch-all term encompassing various statutory offenses: describing any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any offense leading to physical injury or death of a family or household member. Just mildly pushing or touching can result in your arrest.
Energetic Defense Against Domestic Assault Charges
If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Brevard County, you are already in trouble. You will probably be subjected to a restraining order removing you from your home and keeping you from your children, while your reputation and career possibilities suffer. And this is without even being convicted. Conviction will threaten your freedom, your gun rights, your custody requests and even (if you are an immigrant) your right to continue living in the U.S.
You may know that many domestic violence charges are fraudulent in nature — that spouses, partners and other household members deliberately set traps in order to obtain an advantage. Even when their intentions are good, the state does not let accusers change their minds and drop charges. Once you are taken away, your fate belongs to the state, unless you hire a lawyer with the experience and the aggressiveness to pull you out of the fire.
We also help you fight injunctions for protection when they are filed against you.
Our primary objective in defending you is to seek dismissal of charges and the clearing of your name. This is often possible in the early stages of a case, especially with the vigilant and energetic defense of Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole’s lawyers.