Orlando Domestic Violence Attorney
Aggressive & Reliable Defense from a Former Prosecutor
Facing domestic violence charges in Florida can be frightening, as such charges have severe legal consequences and can affect your rights, freedom, and reputation. Domestic violence allegations can also have a profound impact on both the accused and their families for years to come. If you or a loved one is confronting domestic violence charges in Orlando, it is critical to seek the advice of an experienced domestic violence defense attorney.
Most important, is to act quickly and hire The Wiseman Law Firm when you have been charged with domestic violence battery. Mr. Wiseman can then obtain a Declination to Prosecute or an Affidavit from the victim and start working on trying to get your case dismissed.
At The Wiseman Law Firm, our attorney is backed by decades of legal experience. We provide clients with high-quality defense and tailored solutions, and our team is here and prepared to help you or a loved one navigate your case. Once you retain our services, we can help you understand your legal rights and options as well as work diligently to achieve a favorable case outcome.
Get started on your case today by calling (407) 708-9127. We offer free initial consultations and prioritize client confidentiality.
Domestic Violence Laws in Florida
Florida law defines domestic violence as any assault, battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual battery, false imprisonment, or any other criminal act that causes injury or death to the perpetrator’s family or household member (see Florida Statute § 741.28). A family or household member can include:
- Current or former spouses
- Any person related by blood or marriage
- Any person with whom the perpetrator has or currently lives with
- Those who have a child in common
If a person is found guilty of domestic violence, they must serve a year (minimum) on probation and will be required to complete an intervention program (i.e. Batterer’s Intervention Program) and community service. It is also important to note that violating an injunction is a first-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by a year in jail.
Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges
There are several types of defenses against domestic violence charges in Florida. Here are some of the most common:
- Factual dispute. You may argue that the facts surrounding the case are inaccurate and/or uncorroborated to poke holes in the prosecution’s argument and assertions about what transpired.
- False Accusations: Domestic violence charges are sometimes based on false accusations. If you have evidence to prove that the allegations against you are false, your attorney can use this to defend your case. To prove an accusation is false, your attorney might question the motives of the alleged victim and/or the alleged victim’s history.
- Lack of corroboration. You may argue that the charges cannot be corroborated if the alleged victim is uninjured and there are no witnesses to the alleged incident.
- Lack of Evidence: Prosecutors need to provide sufficient evidence to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is a lack of evidence to support the charges against you, your attorney can use this to your advantage.
- Mutual confrontation. If you were also injured in the supposed domestic violence incident, you can sometimes argue mutual confrontation. This defense for domestic violence charges is a controversial topic. Some people believe that domestic violence can be mutual and that both parties may be equally responsible for the altercation. In some cases, the parties involved may have engaged in what is known as “mutual combat,” which is when both parties have consented to fight. However, it is important to remember that it is not legal to use force against someone unless it is in self-defense.
- Self-Defense: If you acted in self-defense or in defense of another person because you believed you and/or others be in immediate danger, you may be able to use this as a defense against domestic violence charges. Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law is a self-defense law that authorizes the use of deadly force in situations where a person reasonably believes that using such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to oneself or others. This law abolishes the duty of retreat and offers immunity from prosecution.
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney
At The Wiseman Law Firm, we pride ourselves on helping our clients receive the best possible results. If you or a loved one are facing domestic violence charges in Orlando or the surrounding area, you can trust our firm with your case.
Attorney Wiseman is a former prosecutor, which gives him unique insight into how the opposing counsel operates and in turn, improves our defense strategies. With over 20 years of legal and trial experience, our attorney has successfully navigated countless domestic violence cases.
You can also entrust our team with your case as:
- Our firm is known for providing high-quality, trusted counsel—just read our client testimonials.
- Our firm makes ourselves available 24/7 so clients have help and access to our attorney when they need it.
- Our firm has a proven track record of success; review our previous case results.
- Our firm is trusted and respected within the community and by our clients and peers.
- Our attorney is not only experienced but has also received numerous accolades.
Contact The Wiseman Law Firm online or via phone at (407) 708-9127 to schedule an initial consultation today.