Domestic violence, according to Florida law, is any assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of a family or household member by another family or household member. The charge of domestic violence can also range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances. If you've been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you need a solid defense.
The first thing you should do is contact an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney who can help you line up a good case. A wrongful accusation can have serious effects on your personal and professional life, so it's imperative to find an excellent lawyer and give him or her all possible relevant information about the case. The evidence you may need to gather includes the following:
- Journal documenting interactions with your accuser, witnesses, and other information
- Medical records from the victim
- Photographs depicting alleged abuse
- Statements from witnesses
Lack of physical proof will strengthen your case and make it harder for your accuser to prove you committed the violence they are claiming.
Another way you can help yourself is by staying off of social media. Although a false accusation is unfair and can make you angry, it might hurt your case to broadcast that anger on Facebook or Twitter. Do yourself and your case a favor and stay off of social media until after the case is over.
Talk to one of our experienced Florida criminal defense lawyers at Musca Law today. We have more than 150 years of collective legal experience to offer your case. Our aggressive advocacy can help you in court or in negotiations. Our attorneys will focus on the strength of your case while exploiting the weaknesses of the prosecution's case.
Contact us at (888) 484-5057 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today. Let us defend your rights and freedom. We believe it's important to offer everyone their best chance.