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Domestic Violence

 

 

Being arrested for a Domestic Violence charge in Central Florida, is a serious situation which poses a very significant threat to your freedom, whether your case originated out of Orlando, Apopka, Windermere, Maitland, Ocoee, Lake Buena Vista, Eatonville, Oakland, Edgewood, Bay Lake, Clarcona, Lake Mary Jane, Belle Isle, Winter Park, Winter Garden, UCF, Orange County, Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Haven, Casselberry, Seminole County, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores Deltona, DeBary, Deland, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Deltona, Orange City, or Edgewater, Holly Hill, Ponce Inlet, South Daytona, Oak Hill, Lake Helen, Pierson, Volusia County.  Central Florida Prosecutors are very aggressive in their prosecutions of Domestic Violence cases.  Therefore, Orlando prosecutors as well as those in the surrounding area do not generally distinguish relatively minor incidents from serious incidents.  Here is the definition of Domestic Violence Crimes in Florida.

 

Domestic violence in Florida defines is any crime committed by a family or household member against another family or household member.

“Family or household member” refers to any of the following persons:

  • current or former spouses

  • persons related by blood or marriage

  • persons currently or formerly residing together as if a family, or

  • parents who have a child in common, regardless of whether they were at any time married.

 

The State of Florida is concerned that without aggressive prosecution of every potential Domestic Violence case, the possibility that a victim may be seriously injured or killed in the future is elevated.  Central Florida Domestic Violence cases can come forward with a variety of criminal charges filed in Orlando, and the surrounding Central Florida cities. Below are a variety of Domestic Violence related criminal charges that you may face in Central Florida:

 

Assault DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Assault with a Firearm DV (Domestic Violence)

Battery DV (Domestic Violence)

Felony Battery DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Battery by Strangulation DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm DV (Domestic Violence)

Sexual Assault DV (Domestic Violence)

Sexual Battery DV (Domestic Violence)

Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon DV (Domestic Violence)

Stalking DV (Domestic Violence)

Aggravated Stalking DV (Domestic Violence)

Kidnapping DV (Domestic Violence)

False Imprisonment DV (Domestic Violence)

 

A conviction for a Domestic Violence case in Central Florida, Orlando, and the surrounding cities carries with it a minimum mandatory sentence.  A person convicted of a Domestic Violence case in Florida must serve a minimum of 1 year of supervised probation, and without findings by the Court, will be required to complete the Batterers' intervention program.  If the person charged with a Central Florida Domestic Violence case was convicted for an offense that involved "the intentional infliction of bodily harm to another person" that person must serve a minimum of 5 days in the County Jail as well.  Remember, these are the minimum sentences that a person convicted of a Domestic Violence offense will face in Central Florida, Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, and all other Central Florida counties will be subject to.  The Court can, and frequently does impose a sentence significantly higher than the minimum sentence.

 

If you or a loved one has been charged or arrested for a Central Florida Domestic Violence Criminal Offense, your very freedom is at stake.  You need an experienced Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney to aggressively defend your legal rights.  Whether or not your Central Florida Domestic Violence case is in Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Ocoee, Bay Lake, Belle Isle, Winter Park, Winter Garden, UCF, Orange County, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, Oviedo, Winter Haven, Casselberry, Seminole County, Daytona Beach, Deltona, Debary, Deland, or Volusia County, makes no difference when it comes to safeguarding your legal rights.  Contact Central Florida Criminal Lawyer Brian Byrd, at ByrdLaw, P.A. for your FREE initial consultation in reference to your Central Florida Criminal Case.

 

If you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic violence, feel free to check out this page for more information about your legal rights and options.