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Domestic Violence Supportive Counsel You Can Rely On

Destin Domestic Violence Attorneys

Our Team Is Your Ally

Domestic violence is taken very seriously in Florida, on a criminal level and a civil level. Family law allows domestic violence victims to create a legal document that makes it illegal for the perpetrator to be near the victim. In addition, family law protects victims and family members from the perpetrator by standing by them as advocates in court proceedings, offering a voice to those who sometimes cannot speak up for themselves. Our experienced and knowledgeable domestic violence lawyers are your best allies in the quest for freedom from abuse. We want you to know that you are not alone.

Although we take domestic violence extremely seriously, we know that sometimes a person can be wrongfully accused of abuse. In these cases, we have experience defending those people who do not deserve the charges that have been brought against them. We will work with you, reviewing your case and the evidence brought against you to build a defense for your freedom and your reputation.

Domestic Violence: What You Can Do

Acts of domestic violence range in type and severity, but all are taken seriously. They include:

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
  • False imprisonment
  • Any act or threat of physical violence causing physical harm or death

Domestic violence can look different in every case, and the targets are not all one in the same. Domestic violence applies to spouses, people related by blood, people living together or who have lived together in the past, and people who share children. People have been in a dating relationship also apply, defined as a couple of any gender who have a romantic, sexual relationship with one another. There are no exceptions to domestic violence; no gender or race is exempt, nor is social status or economic status.

The most common first step against domestic violence is filing a restraining order. This is a legally binding document that prohibits the perpetrator from coming within a certain distance of the victim, providing the victim with peace of mind that they will be backed by law in the case of impending violence.

Domestic Violence Lawyers in Destin

If you need a restraining order or legal counsel regarding your rights, our team is well-versed in the laws of domestic violence, both for victims and for wrongfully accused. We are prepared to defend you against those who have put you in harm’s way or who have accused you of doing the unthinkable. We want you to feel secure knowing that we will fight for you, protecting your rights and your family’s. We understand how stressful and often frightening it can be to speak up in these types of cases; let our team of Destin domestic violence lawyers advocate for you.

Whether you are a victim or have been accused of domestic violence, contact us24/7 to discuss your options at (800) 822-5170.

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