Domestic Violence Cases

There are many types of crimes that can result from arguments between a husband and wife or two people living together. When this type of a relationship is involved in a crime, it is considered a "domestic violence" case.

Some examples of Domestic Violence Crimes:

  1. When someone touches another person without their consent it is crime called Battery. Battery is punishable by up to one year in jail. You do not have to hurt someone to be charged with battery.

  2. When someone hits someone with the intent to cause serious bodily injury or uses a weapon when hitting someone, that is an Aggravated Battery. Aggravated Battery is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

  3. Preventing someone from leaving is False Imprisonment. False Imprisonment is punishable by up to 5 years. Preventing someone from leaving to help to commit a crime is a form of Kidnapping. Kidnapping is punishable by up to life in prison.

  4. Threatening someone with a weapon is aggravated assault. Aggravated Assault is punishable by up to 5 years. If someone assaults another person with a gun, the lowest penalty the judge can give is three years in prison.

Did you know?

That even though your partner would prefer to drop charges that the State can still proceed to trial against you without their testimony.

Even though the Judge ordered you to stay away from each other, you can file a Motion to have that order removed before the case is resolved.

Even if you are married you can be charged with Sexual Battery or Rape, if your partner claims that they did not consent to the sexual activity.

If a crime of domestic violence occurs in the presence of children, the state can increase your penalty.

Have you been charged with domestic violence?

When looking for an attorney, you should consider the experience level of the attorney in handling domestic violence cases. The state can only go forward without the cooperation of your loved one under certain conditions. Your attorney should know all about the rules of evidence and how to use them to your advantage.

As a female attorney, Teresa Williams has litigated hundreds of domestic violence cases. Her reputation is well known in domestic violence courtrooms in Broward and Miami-Dade County. Call now to schedule an appointment with Teresa Williams for your domestic violence case.