Domestic Violence Offenses

Areas of Practice > Domestic Violence Offenses

Domestic Violence involves instances where there is an accusation of violence against a family member or certain individuals who happen to live together.

In Florida, the legislature has created special treatment and penalties for individuals charged with domestic violence crimes. Domestic violence offenses often have collateral consequences associated with them such as a no contact order or a restraining order between the accused and accuser. Depending on the nature and extent of the alleged offense, domestic violence may also implicate state agencies such as the Department of Child and Family Services (DCF). This could lead to removal of a child from the household or the restriction of parental rights.

In Florida, many types of crimes can be deemed domestic in nature including assault, battery, sexual assault and battery, stalking, kidnapping, and many others. Many jurisdictions treat domestic violence with the utmost importance and severity. This is evidenced by the fact that these jurisdictions have created special domestic violence courts. In these Courts, the Judges only hear matters pertaining to Domestic Violence. Therefore, if you, or someone you know, is charged with Domestic Violence, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced attorneys such as Anthony Bruno & Peter Schoenthal.

Domestic Violence Offenses

  • Domestic Battery
  • Violation of Stay Away Orders
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions

Accused of a Domestic Violence Offense?

You need a reliable defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and protect your freedom. At Bruno & Schoenthal, we have the knowledge and experience to fight for you.

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We also believe that trial is often your best course of action. By preparing a case for trial from the beginning, you leave no stone unturned. When you approach a case this way you often find facts or defenses that can lead to your charges being dismissed or allow you to have a stronger position when negotiating with the government. If you or your attorney is unprepared, there’s no way you can expect a positive outcome in court. That’s why when we approach a case, our first step is to begin fully preparing for trial so you get a complete representation. Unlike other firms who assign a single lawyer to each client, we work together on every single case and we believe in a client-centered approach. This means you will get the benefit of our combined experience and problem solving skills.

By working together, we can develop strategies and initiatives that will help us be successful in court.


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