Polk County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Call Us Today At (863) 734-8341
Domestic violence is an overarching term to refer to offenses that occur
within a family home. Some of the different crimes that are categorized
under domestic violence are assault and battery, false imprisonment or
kidnapping, sexual battery, stalking, and other violent crimes. A crime
is considered a domestic violence offense if it occurs between family
members or roommates. Most often, domestic violence cases occur between
a husband and wife or a girlfriend and boyfriend. These alleged offenses
can also take place between parents and children, siblings, other relatives,
Why you should choose us:
40+ years of combined practice and more than
10,000 cases handled.
know how our court system works and are
committed to the highest ethical standards.
We return all calls and e-mails
We are dedicated to
protecting your rights.
We speak Spanish!
We keep you informed.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
At Colón & McNelis, PA, we can work to defend you against the
severe penalties associated with conviction for domestic violence offenses.
Domestic violence offenses also carry the penalties of the related offense
that took place. For example, if you are convicted of domestic violence
assault, then you will be issued the penalties for assault as well as
the penalties for domestic violence.
Conviction for domestic violence can also result in these enhanced penalties:
- Mandatory minimum of 5 days in jail
- Mandatory batterers intervention program lasting 26 - 29 weeks
- Permanent mark on your criminal record
- Mandatory revocation of a concealed weapons permit
- Mandatory revocation of privilege to carry a gun
False Domestic Violence Accusations Are Common
Oftentimes, angry partners will try to get back at a family member who
hurt them by accusing that person of domestic violence. In many cases,
individuals will fabricate elaborate attacks, hoping that the police will
believe their testimony and prosecute their partner. This malicious effort
for revenge has become commonplace and has made it imperative that a jury
only convict a person if they can be certain of the accused person's
guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, our aggressive attorneys
can fight on your side. We understand domestic violence laws and will
pull out all the stops to prove that you have been accused of a crime
that you didn't commit. Don't hesitate to
contact an attorney at the firm today to learn more!