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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, or roommates.

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  • We are aggressive.
  • We are experienced -- 40+ years of combined practice and more than 10,000 cases handled.
  • We know how our court system works and are committed to the highest ethical standards.
  • We return all calls and e-mails promptly.
  • We are dedicated to protecting your rights.
  • We speak Spanish! Hablamos Español!
  • 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!

Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
Located at: 325 East Davidson Street,
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: 863.734.8341

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