Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Tampa?
Let Thomas & Paulk Help Protect Your Future
There are nearly a million domestic violence cases reported each year in the United States. A majority of these charges are made against a husband or boyfriend. Those charged with domestic violence are often aggressively prosecuted and quickly assumed guilty. The legal penalties involved in this type of case can have life-long consequences. If you have been accused of domestic violence, ensure that your rights are protected by contacting a Tampa criminal defense attorney from Thomas & Paulk right away.
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We are available 24/7 to assist with your case. Our firm has handled over
7,000 criminal cases, personally interacting with each and every client. No matter how complex your domestic violence case is, we are prepared to provide aggressive legal representation.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is defined under the Florida Statutes §741.28 as the assault or battery of any family or household member. The following may result in domestic violence:
- False Imprisonment
- Sex Crimes
The law does not specifically define who is included in the scope of household or family member. For this reason, it is important to understand who could bring charges against you in a domestic violence case. A case could involve a current or former spouse, relatives by blood and law, a current or former roommate, a parent of a child or children. When boiled down to its simplest terms, domestic violence is defined as abuse that occurs within an intimate relationship or within a family setting.
Although many associate physical abuse with domestic violence, it can also involve:
- Verbal Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Mental Abuse
- Financial Abuse
Defending Domestic Violence Charges in the State of Florida
Once a report of domestic violence is made by an alleged victim, Florida law enforcement will usually get involved immediately. People who are charged with domestic violence face will face a tough prosecution, making it extremely crucial to have legal protection. Our firm is here to ensure that our clients' rights and best interest are thoroughly protected.
With more than a decade of legal experience, Thomas & Paulk is dedicated to defending the rights of those individuals who have been accused of domestic violence, regardless of the factors involved. If you are convicted of domestic violence, it will most likely affect the rest of your life. When you hire us, we fight for more than just your freedom–we fight for your future. Let our firm protect your reputation and your well-being.
Please contact our office at 813-321-7323 to set up a free consultation!