Also commonly known as domestic battery, domestic abuse,
or intimate partner violence, domestic violence refers to the act of unlawfully
and knowingly touching or injuring:
- A member of the household (i.e.
a spouse, significant other, child or step-child)
- A person someone
is dating (i.e. a boyfriend or girlfriend)
- Anyone with whom a
person has a domestic partnership (i.e. grandparent)
Gregory Schwendeman sympathizes with, and often represents many victims of domestic
violence, the sad truth is that many times, those claiming to be victims of Domestic
Violence and Sex Crimes are often merely making a false accusation to further
their own agenda. A lover scorned, a divorce gone bad, a child custody and support
issue, or simple anger and jealousy are just some of the scenarios which must
be explored to prevent you from being wrongfully convicted.
Last year, about
95,000 individuals in Florida were convicted of domestic violence charges. Many
were wrongfully convicted because they were intimated, coerced and bullied by
the police and prosecutors, and didn't think they
could have an experienced attorney fighting for them. YOU CAN! Call us now. While
a domestic violence charge can carry severe legal repercussions, it can also be
humiliating and emotionally devastating, as the accused deals with serious issues
in some intimate relationship in his or her life.
If you or a loved one
is accused of domestic violence in Melbourne or its surrounding regions, it's
important you work with a discrete and experienced domestic violence attorney
for the best chances of resolving your case favorably and efficiently.
Defense Attorney Can Help
Florida Domestic Violence Attorney Gregory
Schwendeman has been defending those accused of domestic violence for years. He
is an experienced criminal defense attorney who pays attention to detail. He will
evaluate all the details of your arrest and dig deep beneath the surface to find
out not only what happened but why. For a thorough defense in your case, contact
Mr. Schwendeman today.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
it is whatever the "victim" claims it is. Domestic violence charges
can be filed when someone has allegedly committed any of the following acts against
a family member or significant other:
- control or domination
- emotional and/or passive abuse
- physical aggression
- sexual abuse
of any kind of abuse or physical harm
- unlawful restraint
is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection also referred to
as a restraining order is issued by a judge when a victim of domestic abuse requests
protection from the alleged perpetrator. Orders of protection are typically issued
when it's likely, in the eyes of the court, which the accused will harm or injure
the victim again.
Upon being issued, an order of protection will be enforced
by the police. In Florida, any violation of protection order (VOPO) is typically
considered to be a 1st degree misdemeanor and, therefore, is punishable by up
to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
more information or to schedule a private case evaluation with the Schwendeman
Law Firm, call 855.674.9898 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org