Hendry County Domestic Violence Attorney
Challenging Domestic Abuse Allegations in Southwest Florida
Has your spouse, ex-spouse, romantic partner, or family member accused you of any type of domestic violence? Did a law enforcement officer make an arrest after an argument at your home? Criminal charges and arrests related to domestic violence can be particularly difficult to deal with. Once law enforcement is called and an arrest is made, the alleged victim will no longer have a say in whether to press charges. This will be at the prosecuting attorney’s discretion. You need to move quickly and involve a lawyer who can protect your rights.
As a Hendry County domestic violence defense lawyer, Fred R. Kahle represents defendants, suspects, and arrestees facing domestic abuse allegations. He knows how to handle these cases in and out of the criminal courtroom to offer the best possible chance at an acquittal or dismissal.
For a free consultation, call our firm (863) 313-1019.
Understanding Domestic Violence Charges in Southwest Florida
In Florida, domestic violence may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of charges may depend on the nature of the incident, whether there were previous incidents, and whether and to what extent the alleged victim was harmed.
According to Florida Statutes § 741.28, domestic violence may be defined as any of the following offenses committed against a household or family member by another household or family member:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
- Any other criminal offense that causes injury or death
A conviction for domestic violence may result in imprisonment, fines, loss of custody or visitation rights, mandatory counseling or anger management, and probation.
Do not take any chances in the face of domestic violence charges. Call Hendry County domestic violence attorney Fred R. Kahle today at (863) 313-1019.