Domestic Violence Statutes
Here, you will find links to pages in which the Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert explain and explore the Florida state statutes regarding domestic violence.
The experienced Palm Beach and Broward criminal defense attorneys at Leifert & Leifert strongly encourage you to click on the links and spend a few moments familiarizing yourself with Florida state law, especially as it relates to domestic violence, a type of case that we deal with quite frequently. As you will see from the text of the statute itself, the law is, although it can be a bit confusing, written in a fairly definitive matter. When you find yourself in court charged with a crime such as domestic violence, the issue is not only whether you committed the actions you’re accused of committing, but also how the relevant state statutes linked to above will be interpreted.
In the months preceding your trial and during the trial itself, there are many questions that might float around the mind of a defendant. What about what you did justifies a charge of domestic violence? Where is the line drawn between a common household argument and a criminal act? Why is the prosecution focusing on this one part of the incident? Why won’t the prosecutors or the judge allow a certain witness to testify?
These are all complicated questions. Furthermore, they’re good questions that lie at the very core of your defense. The only way to know what a prosecutor is thinking when they are charging you with a certain crime and trying you in court for that crime is to ask them. Alas, while you cannot hope to receive information from the prosecution that might aid you in crafting a successful legal defense, you can go to ex-prosecutors to help in your legal defense. Not only are the Palm Beach and Broward County attorneys at Leifert & Leifert experienced and proven successful criminal defense attorneys, they are all also former state prosecutors. If represented by Leifert & Leifert, you will have the benefit of a former prosecutor sitting with you at the defense table; speaking with you about how to speak to prosecutors; molding a strategy that aims to neutralize the efforts of the prosecution.
In addition to brining expert legal advice to the table, our attorneys bring a side of understanding. At the Palm Beach and Broward criminal defense firm Leifert & Leifert, we know that not every person who is charged with domestic violence is a bad person; furthermore, we know that not every person who is charged with domestic violence has even committed anything that could be considered domestic violence. False accusations are made all the time. Still, the justice system in Florida – and in the U.S. overall – maintains that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. The onus is on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the alleged crime. With our assistance, we can make sure that your legal defense is as strong as it can be.
Thus, if you are in need of legal defense in a case of domestic violence, please reach out to the Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense attorneys at Leifert & Leifert. To schedule a free consultation, please call 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363).