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Miami Domestic Violence Attorney

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Domestic violence arrests are common in Miami and around the state. These arrests occur when law enforcement are called to the scene of a domestic disturbance between couples or household members. What can start out as an argument can escalate into a heated dispute and a call to the police. Once law enforcement is called in, their obligation is to ensure the safety of those involved. They will generally arrest whom they believe to be the primary aggressor. This can occur even if the alleged victim wishes to let the matter go or to withdraw any complaint. Law enforcement believe the safest way to handle these incidents is to make an arrest and let the courts determine the outcome. 

Unfortunately, if you are charged with a domestic violence crime, it can lead to serious consequences. That is because any crime committed in the context of the family or domestic setting is treated very differently than if it had occurred elsewhere. To fight for an optimum outcome, you will need to enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Prya Murad Law, you can turn to an attorney who has devoted her career to this field and who has built a reputation for competence in representation and compassion when dealing with clients facing legal crises.

Reach out to Prya Mura Law online or by calling (305) 222-7442 to schedule an initial consultation with our Miami domestic violence lawyer. Hablamos español.

A conviction for a domestic violence offense will leave you with a permanent criminal record and a record of a civil injunction if one was issued. These records can have a major negative impact on your personal and professional life going forward. Bringing in an attorney who understands the intricacies of domestic violence law and how to build effective defenses is vital to your effort to obtain the best possible case outcome. You can depend on Prya Murad Law for a thorough and dedicated defense. 

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Domestic Violence in Florida

Under Florida law, domestic violence is the label for various crimes committed against family or household members by other family or household members. These are crimes that can cause physical injury or death.

These crimes include:

  • Assault and aggravated assault
  • Battery and aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault and sexual battery
  • Stalking and aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any other offense that causes physical injury or death

Those who are considered family or household members include current and former spouses, individual related by blood or marriage, those currently or who have formerly lived together, and those who have a child in common, whether ever married or not. 

How you are charged in a domestic violence crime will depend on the nature of the offense, whether a weapon was used, and your previous convictions, if any. These charges can range from a second-degree or first-degree misdemeanor to a felony charge of the third, second, or first degree. Penalties can include probation, jail or prison time, fines ranging from $500 up to $10,000, and completion of a batterers’ program. 

You may also be named in a civil injunction for the protection of the alleged victim. This injunction will prohibit you from any contact with the alleged victim and you may lose the right to have access to your children. 

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