Domestic Violence Defense


Polk County Florida Criminal Defense Firm providing Domestic Violence Defense Attorney – Lawyer Legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.


What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence, under Florida Law, refers to various crimes that relate forms of violence or threats of violence generally against someone that the accused resided with, was or is in a relationship with, are related to, or significant others of the related family member.

Domestic Violence crimes often involve:

  • Assault and battery;

  • Sexual assault;

  • Criminal trespass;

  • False imprisonment;

  • Harassment;

  • Spousal rape;

  • Stalking;

  • Kidnapping;

  • Restraining order violations,

What is the Maximum Domestic Violence Conviction Penalty?

Conviction penalties may vary depending upon the specific criminal charge, if the victim was injured or killed, if the injured was a child or a pregnant woman, or if a deadly weapon or firearm was used in the commission of the domestic violence related crime.

Burden of Proof for a Domestic Violence Conviction

Some domestic violence crimes require that the accused had intent to commit the domestic violence crime. In the cases that involve serious injury or death, the severity of the injuries may provide the prosecution with intent. Other domestic crimes may require that the prosecution successfully show a pattern of behavior in order to justify the charges, such as in stalking or harassment cases. It is important to note that the prosecution is still held to the burden of proving their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. For more information regarding the burden of proof relating to domestic violence charges and potential defense strategies that may be available to you, contact our office by calling 863.937.9100.

If a dismissal of your domestic violence charge is not possible, we will ensure you are fully aware of your legal options going forward such negotiating for a plea deal, or in the case of a trial ensure you are fully aware of every aspect regarding defense strategies that may best serve in the defense of the charges against you.

Each domestic violence defense attorney, lawyer, and staff member in our law firm are ready to assist you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We will aggressively represent your legal needs, interests, and goals regarding your domestic violence charge issues, as well as other misdemeanor and felony criminal defense related legal issues.

If you must address domestic violence defense issues in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced domestic violence defense attorney – lawyer at Carroll Law Group, P.L. today by calling 863.937.9100.

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