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Representing clients in Tampa in Domestic Violence law
its an area where I see a lot of people falsely accused
making that kind of false accusation can mean they get arrested
it can mean they get a restraining order against them
it can mean they are facing some really tough circumstances.
Its an area where someone needs an attorney because the consequences for a
domestic violence accusation are very serious. One of the most serious things about it
is if you are convicted of domestic violence in Florida
either domestic battery or domestic assault you lose some of your civil rights
even just for a misdemeanor. For example under Federal law
there is a lifetime ban on your right to own a firearm.
Another serious consequence of the domestic violence laws
is that you are not eligible even if you get a withhold of adjudication
even if the judge puts you on probation and withholds saying that you are guilty
unlike most other people you are not eligible to have your record sealed.
So before you take any action in a domestic violence case
its very important to talk to an attorney to find out what your rights are
and to find out what you need to do to protect yourself against that very serious