Protect Your Future and Reputation
An arrest for domestic violence sets in motion a series of events that you have no control over. Even if the victim doesn’t want to press charges, charges can be brought by prosecutors alone. The State of Florida takes domestic violence charges very seriously, and you need an experienced Panama City criminal defense attorney on your side.
What Happens After A Domestic Violence Arrest
When the police detain you on a domestic violence charge, you will find yourself in the middle of a legal whirlwind. Many steps can be taken against you before you even have your day in court.
Some of the things that can happen are:
- A court order that you cannot return home
- A no contact order that keeps you from seeing the victim or your children
- An immediate restriction from possessing or drinking alcohol
- A prohibition from possessing firearms
These terms may be part of a restraining order or conditions of release from jail. A conviction for domestic violence charges brings additional penalties, such as jail time, probation, the loss of important civil liberties, and significant fines.
Personalized Legal Solutions
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and know that you will get through this. Let the law office of J. Karl Trucks, Attorney at Law help you. We understand the legal system and can guide you through the process.