In a relationship, passions can run high and sometimes a situation gets out of hand. An accusation of domestic battery or assault can greatly disrupt your life and harm your reputation. A conviction can result in jail time, and it could prevent you from seeing your children after your release. If you are accused of or charged with domestic violence, it is important to work with an experienced, proven defense attorney.
The Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyers of Delgado & Romanik have decades of experience defending those accused of domestic violence. We use our extensive skills and network of resources to investigate each case and uncover all the facts. One of our attorneys is a former prosecutor who handled a number of domestic cases in that role. He and our entire team understand how prosecutors approach these cases and how to defend against them.
Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 386.222.6677. We have offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand.
In Florida, domestic violence means assault, battery, sexual assault, stalking, kidnapping or any other criminal offense that causes the injury or death of a family member or someone living in the household. A family member or household member can be a wife, husband, child, grandparent or anyone living in the house such as a boyfriend, girlfriend or even a roommate. Domestic violence and spousal abuse accusations are extremely serious. In addition to a possible jail sentence, your life could be affected in other ways such as:
Domestic battery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony in Florida, depending on the facts of the case. The cases are usually misdemeanors, but quickly rise to the felony level if, for example, there is credible evidence that strangulation was attempted.
Domestic abuse allegations are often leveled in the heat of anger. An alleged victim may simply want to get away from the other person for a while and may make the altercation seem worse than it really was. Our Volusia County domestic violence lawyers have handled cases where domestic abuse stories were made up to get an advantage in a divorce or child custody dispute.
We will examine the victim's credibility, the conduct of responding officers, the police report and eyewitness statements to uncover the truth about what happened. We have successfully cleared clients of misdemeanor and felony assault charges, and we have extensive experience dealing with all types of restraining orders and protective orders.
If you have been charged with any type of domestic violence offense, get legal help as soon as possible. Contact our Daytona Beach attorneys at 386.222.6677 to schedule a free consultation about your case.