Domestic Violence

Jacksonville Domestic Violence Attorneys

Available 24/7 to Fight Your Domestic Violence Charges in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, & Clay County

If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is crucial to hire an experienced attorney who can fight for your rights and protect your future. At Monroe Law, P.A., we are dedicated to helping clients defend themselves against domestic violence accusations, and we are ready to fight for you in and out of the courtroom.

Call our Jacksonville domestic violence attorneys at (904) 507-6194 or contact us online today.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Florida

Facing domestic violence charges in Florida can be a daunting experience; however, it's crucial to remember that every accused individual is entitled to a strong legal defense. Here are some key aspects of defense strategies for domestic violence charges in Florida:

1. Establishing Reasonable Doubt: One of the primary objectives of any defense is to create reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case. This can involve challenging the credibility of witnesses, disputing the evidence presented, and highlighting inconsistencies in the alleged victim's statements.

2. Self-Defense: In some cases, individuals may claim self-defense if they believe their actions were necessary to protect themselves from harm. Demonstrating that you acted in self-defense, with a genuine fear of imminent harm, can be a viable defense strategy.

3. False Accusations: False allegations of domestic violence can and do occur. Your defense attorney will work to uncover any motives, contradictions, or evidence that suggests the accusations are not credible or were made with malicious intent.

4. Lack of Evidence: The prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is insufficient evidence to support the charges against you, your defense attorney can challenge the prosecution's case and argue for a dismissal or acquittal.

5. Constitutional Violations: Any violations of your constitutional rights during the arrest, investigation, or trial can lead to the exclusion of evidence or even the dismissal of charges. This includes violations of your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures and your Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

8. Character References: Presenting character references and evidence of a history of non-violence can help counter the image of an alleged aggressor.

9. Expert Witnesses: Depending on the circumstances, expert witnesses, such as forensic psychologists or medical professionals, may provide testimony that supports your defense.

Navigating domestic violence charges requires a skilled Jacksonville defense attorney who is well-versed in both the legal aspects and the complexities of these cases. It's essential to consult with an experienced defense attorney who can assess the specifics of your situation, build a robust defense strategy, and advocate for your rights in court. 

Remember that you have the right to legal representation, and exercising that right is fundamental to safeguarding your interests and seeking a fair outcome.

What is Considered a Domestic Violence Charge in Florida?

In Florida, domestic violence is legally defined as any of the following acts committed by one family or household member against another:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any criminal offense that results in physical injury or death of a family or household member by another family or household member.

This can include alleged abuse between a spouse, ex-spouse, current or former live-in partner, a parent of a child in common, or anyone else related by blood or marriage. It can also include anyone who is or has been in a dating relationship with the defendant.

What If I Have Not Been Formally Charged with Domestic Violence?

Even if you are never formally charged with domestic violence, you may still face serious consequences without the help of a lawyer. 

For example, if you were involved in a domestic dispute, you may have been served with a restraining order that prevents you from contacting your accuser. Being served with a restraining order is a serious and immediate problem that requires immediate attention.

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