A Legal Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Relationships can be rocky – whether they are dating relationships, familial relationships or cohabitating relationships. If you find yourself or someone you know facing a domestic violence charge, there are some things you will want to be aware of.
At the Finkelstein Firm, P.A., I defend clients in the Clearwater area against their criminal charges. My name is Jenna Finkelstein. I am prepared to help you explore all the options in your defense and explain the details of your case to understand what is at stake and how I can help you.
What Qualifies For Domestic Violence Charges?
According to Florida Statute 741.28, domestic violence is defined as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”
A ”family or household member” can be current or former spouses, blood-related or marriage-related relatives, and people who are currently residing – or have resided in the past – together as a family.
Common elements of these charges often include assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or other offenses that have resulted in the injury or death of one family or household member.
What These Charges Can Mean For You
Domestic violence can be either a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Florida, depending on the exact charge and the factors of the case. I understand that facing a criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. Because of the potential consequences associated with the crime of domestic violence, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defense attorney right away.
I have years of experience defending citizens charged with domestic violence. I have the knowledge and skills to fight for the best result possible in your case. I am a lawyer who is accessible and dependable when you need me the most.
Now Is The Time To Defend Yourself
Contact my firm at 727-202-4418 or reach out here to schedule a free analysis of your case at my local office, located in Clearwater. I handle cases in Pinellas County and the surrounding areas, including Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco and Polk counties. It is crucial to learn your legal options if you have been accused of domestic violence. Let me start working for you today.