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Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence law?

Under domestic violence law, domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior being used to gain or maintain control by one partner to another. Victims can take their case to civil and criminal courts. Consequences involve mandatory fines, house arrest, or prison time.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

If you've been charged with a domestic abuse charge, things could get bad, really fast. Daytona Beach is serious when it comes to domestic abuse, and without experienced legal advice, you could find yourself facing major consequences.

The state of Florida defines domestic abuse as any assault, battery, aggravated assault and battery, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment against a family member or household member. It often occurs against current and former spouses, individuals related by marriage or blood, former roommates, or former couples that now have a child in common.

Depending on the severity of the case, your domestic abuse charge could result in anything from mandatory fines and house arrest, to more serious consequences like prison time, which will directly impact your ability to get certain jobs. A domestic abuse charge could negatively impact your professional and personal future, and could stick on your record for a long time. A domestic abuse charge could also impact your child custody status, could be used against you in divorce court, and could be the start of a lot of other problems in your future.

To avoid this, it is imperative that you have an board certified criminal trial attorney on your side who knows the Daytona Beach justice system, and who can help you navigate the system in a way that works to your best interest.  By simply having the right attorney on your side, you can rest assured that your side of the story is heard, and that you will be getting the best defense possible.

As soon as you know you need his services in Volusia County, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand or the surrounding areas, contact Larry Avallone at (386) 682-9235.