An arrest or even accusations of domestic abuse can destroy your reputation, affect custody, and threaten your freedom. Our Tampa domestic violence defense lawyers are here to fight for your rights.
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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, and 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. We are available 24/7 to assist with your case. Our firm has handled more than 7,000 different 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/household member. The following may result in domestic violence charges:
The law does not 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.
Types of Domestic Violence
When boiled down to its simplest terms, domestic violence is defined as abuse within an intimate relationship or within a family setting, including spousal abuse and child abuse.
Although many associate physical abuse with the crime, it can be:
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Mental abuse
- Financial abuse
Regardless of the specifics, if you have been accused, you need to act quickly to protect your legal rights. Our Tampa domestic violence defense lawyers are standing by to help.
Defending Domestic Violence Charges in Tampa, FL
Once an alleged victim makes a report of domestic violence, Florida law enforcement will usually get involved immediately. People charged with domestic violence face harsh prosecution, making it extremely crucial to have legal protection. Our firm is here to ensure that our clients' rights and best interests are thoroughly protected. With more than a decade of legal experience, Thomas & Paulk is dedicated to defending the rights of those accused of domestic violence. Let our firm protect your reputation! 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.
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