Protecting Your Rights When You Have Been Accused Of Domestic Violence
Emotions often run high in cases where there is an alleged act of domestic violence. Lines can become blurred and a misunderstanding can lead to an arrest and serious criminal charges. That is why it is important to protect your rights and your future with the help of an experienced lawyer.
At the Wallace Law Firm, in Punta Gorda, our attorneys have been fighting to protect the rights of people throughout southwest Florida since 2011. We are prepared to put our skills and experience to work for you.
Defending Against Charges Of Domestic Abuse
When there has been an alleged act of domestic violence, the police may be quick to make an arrest even if there is a lack of substantial evidence. There is also a misperception that an alleged victim can choose to drop the charges against the accused. Once a person is arrested and charged, only the prosecutor can decide whether to move forward with the case.
Even if the charges are ultimately dropped, an arrest will still be part of your criminal record. That is why it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. We can help ensure your rights remain protected every step of the way and defend against the potential consequences of a family violence charge.
Were You Arrested For Violating An Order Of Protection?
Protective orders and alleged instances of domestic abuse often go hand in hand. It can be easy to forget how extensive an order of protection can be, often prohibiting any form of communication, including phone calls and text messages. In some cases, couples reconcile without ever lifting a protective order, only to have potential penalties magnified the next time a disagreement gets out of hand.
If you have been charged with violating an order of protection, we can help you build a strong defense against these types of allegations.
Family Law And Domestic Issues
Domestic abuse can also raise various family law issues. We handle a wide range of family legal matters and can let you know how an instance of domestic violence may impact an ongoing divorce or child custody proceeding.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
If you are facing a domestic violence charge, speak with us before speaking with the police or a prosecutor. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 941-621-2996. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly.