A domestic violence charge should never be taken lightly. Usually, if an officer is called to a home due to a domestic violence complaint, someone is going to be arrested and taken to jail. I know that this is can be an upsetting time for both the accuser and the accused.
If you or your loved one has been charged with a domestic violence related crime, contact me, Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., online or call my law offices in Tampa at (813) 227-9642.
I offer free consultations to every potential client, with no obligation to hire.
Defending the Accused
False accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon. A spouse might make an accusation to gain an advantage during a divorce. A dispute amongst family members may cause tempers to flair and irrational decisions are made. No matter the scenario, if someone is accused of harming a person he or she lives with, the state of Florida takes the claim extremely seriously.
Conviction on a domestic violence charge can carry various penalties, starting with one year in county jail for a misdemeanor. Depending on the level of violence involved, the accused could be facing felony charges.
Restraining Orders in Tampa
At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., I represent people on both sides of domestic violence injunctions, commonly known as restraining orders. If you are on either side of a temporary restraining order, an attorney can represent you in court and help you tell your side of the story before a permanent injunction is ordered.
Contact me online or call my law offices at (813) 227-9642 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Tampa domestic violence attorney.