Fight Domestic Violence Charges — Pleading Guilty can Lead to Lifelong Penalties and Additional Charges
If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges in Florida, it does not necessarily mean you are guilty of a crime. State law requires police arrest one of the people involved any time they are called to the scene of alleged domestic violence. Attorneys from Florida law firm Dale Carson Law know that the one who is arrested is not always the one that committed a crime. In fact, the situation may never even have arisen above a verbal argument.
Although the man is usually the one arrested, our Jacksonville lawyers know that women instigate instances of domestic violence more often than men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when domestic violence is perpetrated by just one partner in a relationship, it is the woman who commits the act of violence 7 out of 10 times. The CDC also found that men are responsible for more domestic violence injuries and that someone is more likely to be injured when both partners are violent. Men get the bad rap because they are more likely to do the damage, but that does not mean they are at fault. It may very well be that the woman instigated the violence and the man defended himself.
The Importance of Fighting Domestic Violence Charges
Anyone facing domestic violence charges needs to fight them because conviction results in lifelong penalties and a strong possibility that prosecutors will also charge you with one or more sex crimes, like sexual battery or rape. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a domestic violence attorney in Florida who knows how prosecutors work and can keep your situation from getting worse. As a former cop, Dale Carson has helped prosecute numerous domestic violence and sex offender cases and knows the tactics involved in doing so. If you are facing domestic violence charges, protect your rights and hire one of our Jacksonville lawyers at Dale Carson Law.
You should also be aware that even if your spouse or other accuser decides to “drop the charges” against you, you can still be prosecuted. Domestic violence victims in Florida do not have the right to dismiss charges, only the state attorney has that right. If prosecutors believe you committed domestic violence regardless of the alleged victim’s testimony or desire to drop the case, they can still prosecute you. Having a highly experienced lawyer, like our domestic violence attorneys in Florida, is likely to be your only means of convincing prosecutors to drop the charges.
Consultation Regarding Your Domestic Violence Charges is Free from Dale Carson Law
If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, you can speak with one of our Jacksonville lawyers absolutely free. Find out what your rights are and how to protect them. Find out how our attorneys can help you fight the charges and protect your rights against potential sex crime charges. Your initial consultation is free. Visit our Complimentary Consults page,
Or call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.