Spousal abuse and other forms of domestic violence are treated very seriously under both Florida and Alabama law. When police are called to a dispute between a husband and wife or others in an intimate relationship, they almost always arrest one of the parties. Also, prosecutors are extremely wary of dropping charges associated with domestic violence because they do not want to clear the way for a tragic outcome if that decision is mistaken.
If you are accused of assault, battery or any offense with a domestic violence component, it is critical for you to take this matter seriously as well. Not only can the direct legal penalties be severe, but nearly every aspect of your life may suffer: employment, access to your children, ability to participate in any activity requiring a background check, your firearm rights and more.
Falsely Accused? Focused On Minimizing Consequences?
The best step you can take is to contact a highly qualified, experienced criminal defense lawyer such as James M. Burns as soon as possible. Mr. Burns recognizes that many domestic violence cases involve false or exaggerated allegations. He will hear you out on what happened, explore every angle for avoiding a criminal conviction and help you identify the best defense strategy for your unique circumstance. He will protect what matters most to you. His experience covers the spectrum of:
- Assault, battery and other charges filed in domestic violence cases
- Pursuing defense strategies such as establishing that the accuser initiated physical contact
- Exposing an accuser's ulterior motives for domestic violence allegations, such as the desire to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody matter
- Effectively contesting court injunctions and protective/restraining orders
You Have Too Much At Stake ~ Call Today
Do not rely on your accuser's word that he or she will not press charges, because you may be prosecuted for an act of domestic violence anyway. Don't give up in the face of a system that seems biased against you.
Instead, act now to get the rigorous, results-driven legal representation you need in the Pensacola area or in southwest Alabama - beginning with a free initial consultation with dedicated defense attorney James M. Burns. Call 850-462-8423 or send an email to get your defense started today.