Clients ask me all the time whether they should hire a criminal defense lawyer in cases where the victim does not want to prosecute. The answer is that it depends on the situation, your criminal record, whether there are injuries, and whether there are witnesses.
In Pinellas County, Florida, aggravated battery is a serious crime and is defined as the intentional touching of another with the intent to cause great bodily harm or to use a deadly weapon.
What Is the Difference Between Domestic Assault, Domestic Battery, and Domestic Violence in Pinellas County?
This article will cover all the differences between domestic violence, domestic assault, and domestic battery.
We specialize in representing defendants either charged or under investigation for a first-time criminal offense in Pinellas County, Florida.
If you have been arrested for domestic battery in Pinellas County, you most likely have been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim, have been forced to move out of your home, and even ordered to stay away from your children.
Misdemeanor domestic battery charges the most common charges we see for first-time offenders. With the appropriate steps toward rectifying the situation, we are often successful in getting the charges dismissed. If you have been arrested for domestic battery or any other domestic related charge, you should speak to a domestic batter lawyer immediately. Domestic charges are heavily reliant on the victim and the showing of remorse. If you have implemented a sound defense strategy, your goal will be to get leniency. The faster you start addressing the charges, the better your chances at getting a favorable resolution.