Domestic Violence

Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney

Tampa Attorney Representation Since 1978

Florida Statute, section 741.28, defines domestic violence as follows: "Domestic violence" means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.

Many times in the mist of a divorce or child custody case the other party may use the police and the justice system as leverage in their case. Often time this results in an arrest for Domestic Violence battery.

While the crime of Domestic Violence is only a misdemeanor in the state of Florida, it has many serious ramifications. Some of the ramifications include that if convicted of domestic violence battery you will be unable to obtain a concealed weapons permit. In addition, unless this charge is dismissed you will not be able to get it expunged or sealed. Therefore, the arrest will remain on your record forever.

Our Criminal Lawyer Can Help You Reach a Favorable Outcome

At Raymond R. Pines P.A. our lawyers are on your side, providing decades of criminal law experience. Calling a law firm early is extremely important and can often result in favorable outcomes such as having the charges dismissed, the filing lesser charges, or involvement in a pre-trial intervention program. Additionally, if your case involves a victim that wishes to have the charges dropped our office can help the victim fill out the proper forms advising both the State Attorney's Office and the Judge that the victim does not wish to proceed with the prosecution of your case. It is important to know and understand that even if the victim fills out these forms the State can still and often does pursue the case anyway.

If you have been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence, contact your Tampa Criminal Defense Law Firm at 813-223-5775.