Thomas & Paulk Gets Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

Our Tampa criminal defense lawyers have recently emerged victorious in a case where our client was facing charges for domestic violence battery on his wife and step-daughter. Domestic violence is outlined in § 741.28 of the 2012 Florida Statutes as any form of assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, or related crimes committed against a family or household member. Battery (explained in § 784.03) is the actual and intentional touching of another person against their will, or the intentional cause of bodily harm. Except for when it is aggravated, this is considered to be a first degree misdemeanor, which carries the following penalties per state law:

  • Imprisonment not to exceed one year
  • Fine up to $1,000

In our case, we were able to negotiate with the State and prove that our client had successfully completed counseling in the wake of the incident. Through tough negotiations, we were able to convince the State to drop all charges against our client, allowing him to move forward into the next chapter of his life without a permanent criminal record. To discuss your own case with our legal team, please do not hesitate to contact our Tampa criminal attorneys today.