Protecting Your Future From The Harm Done By Domestic Violence Charges
In the heat of an argument, it can be easy to lose control and take things too far. When arguments among family members or between spouses become too heated, even the best of us can make mistakes and become physical. When a physical altercation leads to domestic violence charges, you need a lawyer who understands how to help you address these issues and limit the harm caused by a conviction.
Domestic violence convictions can wreak havoc on your life. The social stigma and repercussions of a conviction can be long-lasting and widespread, and they can cause hardships in employment searches and even strip you of a professional license. Simply being charged with a domestic violence offense can send you to jail until you can make an appearance before a judge, and it can prevent you from returning home during your proceedings.
Understanding Attention To Your Charges
Florida law defines domestic violence as any level of assault, battery, sexual assault, stalking, kidnapping or wrongful imprisonment of a family member or significant other. It also allows the state to file domestic violence charges even when the victim does not wish to proceed with legal action. This makes the occurrence of domestic abuse, domestic battery and spousal abuse charges much more common, though no less damaging.
Many of our clients have never had experience in the criminal process and have simply found themselves in a challenging situation following a heated argument with a loved one. Our attorneys understand the fears and worries associated with your charges and strive to provide the experienced guidance you need to traverse your proceedings, all while working to limit the harm done by a conviction.
Melisa Militello’s work on both sides of the criminal law process has given her insight into the process and allows her to ensure that the state upholds its burden of proof during the process following your arrest. This approach, combined with her knowledge of alternative sentencing options, including anger management and counseling, has helped her find favorable resolutions for countless clients over the years.