Domestic violence can be charged in criminal court as a crime or a party can pursue a civil remedy against a person in family court in the form of the injunction. For more information on criminal domestic violence cases, click here. In the context of a family court civil injunction, the person accusing another of domestic violence can seek a petition for an injunction to seek protection against domestic violence
Domestic violence allegations, even when made in family court in the form on an injunction petition, can have serious consequences that often lead to criminal prosecution. It is one of the areas in the law that intersects between criminal and family law. When there are children in common between the parties in a domestic violence case, the legal ramifications become even more complicated.
If you or a loved one has been subjected to domestic violence, or if you have been accused of domestic violence, it is extremely important to get the advice and representation of an experienced attorney. If kids are involved, it is even that more important to talk to a lawyer immediately. Contact our Miami domestic violence attorneys immediately.
Being accused of a domestic violence allegation in family court can have massive repercussions. Such allegations can prevent you from seeing your children, having overnight timesharing with them and defacto terminate your parental rights. These allegations can also prevent you from owning or possessing a firearm, affect security licenses or other professional licenses, and even cause you to lose your job. Worst of all, domestic violence allegations can ultimately lead to criminal prosecution and incarceration, especially when the Department of Children and Families is involved in the investigation. Do not take these allegations lightly.
First and foremost, call the Kirlew Law Firm to speak with our attorneys to confidentially discuss your case. If you are accused of domestic violence, DO NOT call, text, facebook or otherwise communication with the alleged victim or anyone related to or connect to them. If you are the victim of domestic violence, the same rule applies: no phone calls, text message, social media or other communication with the other party or anyone connected to them. Many cases are won or lost on contradictory evidence found in text messages, voicemails or other social media communications.
When a person finds themselves in this kind of situation, the first thing that happens is panic. Call our offices and we will help bring a sense of calm to your life and work with you to effectively win your case
If you or a family member is involved in a domestic violence situation, call the Kirlew Law Firm first. We can help guide your through this difficult time and help bring a sense of peace to yoru life. We represent and advise clients in matters related to:
- Abusive relationships
- Child endangerment
- Child Abuse
- False Accusations
- High-Conflict Divorces
- Repeat violence