Few criminal charges come with the emotional and rollercoaster-like ups and downs as a domestic violence charge. Any criminal charge causes a person and their family great stress and unrest. However, a criminal charge in the domestic violence arena is sure to ratchet up the stress and unease just that much more.
A lot of times domestic violence charges stem from a mere argument whereby neighbors or relatives call law enforcement. This may lead to someone getting arrested even if there was no real reason for doing so. Even if the victim or so-called victim in cases like the ones described above does not want to press charges, the State Attorney’s Office may still move forward with the criminal charges is sufficient evidence exists. Oftentimes domestic violence charges are extremely convoluted with many facts, twists and turns. This is why it is imperative to consult with a Miami domestic violence attorney as soon as possible if you or someone you love is facing domestic violence charges.
Domestic violence can take on many different forms, as there are multiple types of acts that may constitute domestic violence. For example:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Child Abuse
- Spousal abuse
- Threats of violence
- Sexual Abuse
Like any criminal charge, serious consequences are likely to follow if convicted. In a domestic violence case the consequences can go beyond having a conviction on your permanent record. You may be ordered to stay away from the victim until you see a judge or the case is resolved. In addition, the court may place restrictions on you such as limited contact with the family member involved, restrictions on gun ownership, mandatory fines, anger management counseling or even jail time. A domestic violence charge can jeopardize not only your liberty and current relationships but also your relationship with another party in the future.
Domestic violence charges can also carry immigration consequences depending on the facts of an individual’s case and the ultimate outcome.
When charged with the crime of domestic violence, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it is imperative to seek the help of a Miami criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure your rights are protected and every possible defense is investigated and explored.
Led by attorney Daniel Izquierdo, the Izquierdo Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. I understand that any person charged with a crime is innocent until they are proven guilty. Izquierdo Law Firm will seek justice in your case and do so in an Aggressive, Personalized and Compassionate manner.
No matter how severe the charge may be, the consequences that may result are serious–both in the short term and long term. Izquierdo Law Firm, a Miami Criminal Defense Law Firm, understands the stress that this can cause a person and their loved ones.