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Domestic Violence

Florida domestic violence cases are some of the most difficult to deal with. This not only has to do with the family violence laws in the state, but also with the nature of these types of offenses. Domestic violence charges involve complex family situations and emotions that cannot always be dealt with in court. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be severe, impacting your finances, personal freedom, and reputation. If you have been arrested for a domestic violence offense in the state of Florida, seeking out an experienced, aggressive Florida criminal defense lawyer would be to your advantage.

 

When it comes to domestic violence situations, the stress of the family situation, the stress of being arrested, and the stress of being in jail may seem like too much to bear. A good Florida criminal defense lawyer understands this and wants to help you understand the law and protect your rights in court. Domestic violence in the state of Florida is defined as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, kidnapping, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment, or any criminal offenses resulting in physical injury or death of one family member or household member by another family member or household member.”

 

Domestic violence does not just involve married couples. Other household or family members that can be charged with domestic violence include:

 

  • Spouses
  • Former spouses
  • Roommates
  • Children
  • Parents (of adults)
  • People who share a child
  • Relatives by blood or marriage who have resided together
  • Former roommates

 

In the state of Florida, there is no separate domestic assault law. What this means is that a person who is accused of assaulting someone with whom they have a “domestic relationship” will just be charged with assault instead of domestic assault, same as if they had assaulted anyone else. In some cases, domestic assault is regarded differently.

 

If the police are called to your residence for a domestic disturbance and you are suspected of having committed domestic violence, you will likely be arrested on the spot. A temporary restraining order is typically entered for the other person to keep you away from him or her until the court sorts out the charges against you. A hearing may be held later for an injunction for protection, which provides additional stipulations and a longer time period than that of the temporary restraining order.

 

Aside from any imposed fines and jail time, the defendant will also be referred to a batterer's intervention program.

 

If you have been arrested on charges related to domestic violence in the Greater Pensacola area, Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okaloosa Counties of Florida, call T. Andrew Marks today. T. Andrew Marks is an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer that can help you with all aspects of your case. Discuss your case over the phone or schedule a free consultation.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.