Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Each Miami criminal attorney at DMT excels in defending clients arrested for domestic violence. Domestic violence is one of the most commonly charged offenses in the South Florida area. Domestic violence arrests are so prevalent in Miami, that the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office has created a special division of felony and misdemeanor prosecutors to handle these cases exclusively. Each lawyer at DMT has successfully defended dozens of domestic violence cases.
Most individuals equate domestic violence as a fight between a husband and wife. However, the Florida statutes set forth a very wide range of criminal offenses committed by one family or household member against another family or household member. There is no doubt that a domestic violence charge jeopardizes your future liberty, reputation and your relationship with the other party. Some of the implications of a domestic violence charge include losing your parental rights, losing contact with your family and of course jail or prison time. Contact a Miami domestic violence criminal lawyer at DMT right away to defend your case.
Types of Domestic Violence Cases
The law in the State of Florida establishes that a domestic violence offense occurs when one family or household member commits any of the offenses listed below against another family or household member.
- Simple Assault
- Aggravated Assault
- Simple Battery
- Felony Battery
- Aggravated Battery
- Aggravated Stalking
- False Imprisonment
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Battery
Just because a person is arrested for domestic violence by the police, does not necessarily mean that person will be convicted or even charged with a crime by the prosecutor. The domestic violence criminal lawyers at DMT defend domestic violence cases in Miami and South Florida on a daily basis. We have an excellent reputation for obtaining outstanding results for our clients. Once our criminal defense lawyers begin to defend a domestic violence case, it is not uncommon for the charges alleged by the police to be reduced by the prosecutor or even dropped. In order to protect your future, you must hire a criminal defense lawyer that specializes in domestic violence cases. Failing to hire a DMT Miami criminal defense attorney immediately upon your arrest can result in a devastating outcome for your case. We always provide outstanding representation for our clients and do everything legally possible to defend your rights. We spare no time or expense to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome in their domestic violence case.
Over the years, we have found that many clients are falsely accused by their spouses or family members. There are many reasons that false reports are made in domestic cases. Insecurity, infidelity, financial distress, stress at work and relating to children can often form the basis for a domestic violence claim. Our experience has also taught us that many times, the person making the domestic violence accusation is the person who initiated or committed the violence. At DMT, our criminal defense and domestic violence attorneys carefully review the facts and circumstances of each case and personally investigate the evidence that the prosecution has obtained to prosecute their case. With our representation, the client can rest assured that we will actively pursue all evidence and witnesses that will assist in proving that our client is not guilty of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Injunctions
In Miami and throughout the State of Florida, criminal domestic violence cases are often closely tied with domestic violence injunction cases. If a family member is a victim of domestic violence, stalking or harassment, they may file a petition for an injunction for protection against domestic violence. In most cases, the victim files this document in family court. If the facts warrant, a judge will issue a temporary injunction and set a hearing in the future to determine whether the injunction will remain in place, made permanent, or dismissed. The domestic violence injunction lawyers at DMT defend our clients at permanent injunction hearings. It is important to hire a domestic violence specialist, because having a permanent injunction on your record carries certain harsh penalties. The injunction will become a permanent part of a person's record. Having a domestic violence injunction against you will also result in you not being able to possess a firearm. You will be closely examined upon entering or leaving the country. Another consequence associated with a domestic violence injunction is being required to take twenty-six (26) to thirty (30) weeks of domestic violence classes.
To speak with a skilled criminal lawyer at DMT, or if you have questions regarding your domestic violence criminal charge or your domestic violence injunction hearing that need to be answered, please contact DMT to schedule your free consultation. You can call our office at (305) 444-0030 or contact us online. We are available every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Call now and let us defend your rights.
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