Domestic Battery Attorney | Palm Beach County

Domestic Battery Palm Beach County

Once a call is made to law enforcement in a domestic violence situation, an arrest will often take place even if the parties involved don't want to cooperate. Why? To protect the safety of the victim who may feel conflicted in taking legal action. Even if the alleged victim wants to "drop charges" the State of Florida may choose to prosecute the case. If you are prosecuted and found guilty or choose to plead guilty to a crime of domestic violence, you face possible probation, jail or prison time, fines and mandatory counseling.

When arrested for domestic battery or any other crime of domestic violence, you will have to appear before a judge before you can be released from jail. As a condition of your release, you may not be allowed to return to your residence. A judge will often order no contact with the alleged victim and any children who were present during the incident. If children were present, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) may get involved. You might not be able to see your children until the DCF investigation is concluded.

What do I do If I have been arrested for Domestic Violence?

If you are the victim of a crime of domestic violence, the attorneys at Roy & Associates, P.A. can help to make sure that your rights are protected. You have the right to be notified when the arrestee is released from jail and of any future court dates. You may want to obtain a civil injunction to ensure that your safety is protected even after the criminal case is over. If you have been arrested for, or are a victim of a crime of domestic violence or any Family Law related cases, immediately seek out a qualified, experienced attorney. The criminal defense attorneys at Roy & Associates, P.A. will work hard to protect your rights.
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