Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
If you are arrested for Domestic Violence (DV) it is a serious matter. In Florida, if you accept a plea bargain or are convicted by a jury of any domestic violence charge then that arrest will follow you for the rest of your life. Domestic violence charges cannot be sealed or expunged from your record unless dismissed or the charge is changed.
The Law Office of Roger P. Foley represents those accused of domestic violence in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin Counties. Our domestic violence defense lawyers understand that your reputation, your criminal record, your employment and your freedom are at stake. We make it our business to understand the law and to know what arguments need to be made to give you the best possible outcome. We know what diversion programs are available. We know who to send the waiver of prosecution form to guarantee it ends up in the prosecutors file.
Believe it or not, the alleged victim is often the person that contacts and retains our domestic violence defense firm to defend their spouse, family member, or significant other. It may seem odd but often a verbal argument escalates between the parties and then police become involved.
When police respond to a domestic violence call their guards are up and they are on high alert because most acts of violence against policeman occur during domestic violence calls. When the police arrive the parties involved in the dispute are usually highly agitated and sometimes use language or tone that agitates the officers. The officers, who are already thanking about the possible danger to their persons, make an arrest possible prematurely and without merit. Sometimes the police arrive and during their questioning of the parties they ask whether either party was touched and one party claims that their spouse grabbed their keys or their phone and the officers arrest the other party. Simply touching another person or taking the phone, keys or any other item is by Florida law a battery and will result in arrest. A Battery that occurs with a spouse, family member, or significant other makes it an act of domestic violence.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for domestic violence call the Law Office of RP Foley and allow our domestic violence defense attorneys to guide you through the process. There are two sides to every story and we want to tell your side of the story
*We recommend all parties using our legal services enroll in family counseling. We Don’t Judge- We Defend!
Domestic Relations Under Florida Statutes
- Chapter 741(a): Marriage, Domestic Violence: 741.01 – 741.04
- Chapter 741 (b): Marriage, Domestic Violence: 741.0405 – 741.211
- Chapter 741 (c): Marriage, Domestic Violence: 741.212 – 741.2901
- Chapter 741 (d): Marriage, Domestic Violence: 741.2902 – 741.31
- Chapter 741(e): Marriage, Domestic Violence: 741.315 – 741.465