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Domestic Battery Defense Lawyers in Fort Walton

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It goes without saying that relationships can be complicated. Romantic relationships involve strong emotions of love and affection. However, sometimes romantic relationships involve passionate, aggressive feelings that might compel lovers to lash out physically. Physical aggression and violence in a domestic relationship can come from one party or even both parties. When passions escalate to physical violence, one or both of the parties may be criminally liable for domestic battery.

Domestic Battery Charges in Florida

Under Florida law, the crime of battery generally punishes individuals who have physically abused another person.

Florida Statutes § 784.03 generally defines battery as:

  • The actual and intentional touching or striking of another person against their will; or
  • Intentionally causing another person bodily harm.

Florida family law recognizes that where a battery is committed against a family or household member, the offense falls under the definition of “domestic violence” as defined by Florida Statute § 741.28. Under Florida family law, a court has the power to enjoin persons from engaging in acts of domestic violence by prohibiting direct or indirect contact between the alleged abuser and the alleged victim.

At the Dowd Law Firm, we have experience handling the following issues related to domestic battery:

  • Spousal battery
  • Child battery
  • Injunctions protecting against domestic violence
  • Complying with injunctions against domestic violence
  • Defending against alleged violations of a domestic violence injunction

Consult our Fort Walton Domestic Battery Defense Attorneys for Advice

Being confronted with criminal charges for domestic battery is a serious matter. Not only does the accused face criminal fines and jail time, but they must also endure the social stigma associated with a successful conviction. A person successfully convicted of domestic battery will have trouble maintaining a healthy and stable relationship with their family. Given the stakes involved with domestic battery charges, it is important for you to consult an experienced attorney to represent your legal interests during criminal proceedings. At the Dowd Law Firm, our Fort Walton criminal defense attorneys have the skill and experience to protect your due process rights in court.

For a free consultation exploring your legal rights and interests, call the Dowd Law Firm at (850) 972-2233 or contact us online today.

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