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Jacksonville Domestic Violence Attorney

Call Now for the Skilled Defense You Need

Charges of domestic violence are often brought by vengeful individuals who are looking to gain control of a family or otherwise heated situation. Unfortunately, these charges can do a lot to damage your reputation and can significantly impact your future.

At Owenby Law, P.A., we strive to ensure that our clients’ rights are upheld and that we obtain the best possible outcome on their behalf. Throughout the years, we have successfully handled thousands of cases and understand the complexities that our clients face. With more than 20 years of experience, our firm is able to strategically come alongside our clients and craft an aggressive defense to their case.

Speak with our criminal defense firm by calling us at (904) 770-3141. Our Jacksonville domestic violence lawyer team serves clients throughout Orange Park, St. Augustine, and beyond.

How the Law Defines Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as any “assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in the physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”

Family or household members may include:

  • Spouses and former spouses
  • People related by marriage or blood
  • People who reside together like a family
  • People who are parents of a child in common

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Florida

A majority of domestic violence charges start out as misdemeanors. If you have a previous criminal history or are a police officer or member of the military, then a conviction of domestic violence could end your career. Even something as small as a scratch could be grounds for charges of domestic violence.

Penalties for domestic violence misdemeanor charges include:

  • 12 month probation period
  • 5 days in jail (if you are found guilty and bodily injury is involved)
  • A no contact order may be imposed
  • Additional community service hours
  • Loss of certain important civil liberties
  • Mandatory 26-week Batterer’s Intervention Program

In addition, someone charged with domestic violence is not able to have his or her record sealed or expunged under Florida Law. If you are convicted, you may face a life-long criminal record.

To avoid these serious consequences, get in touch with a Jacksonville domestic violence attorney from Owenby Law, P.A. We can help you fight for a secure future.

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The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
  • Backed by Over 20 Years of Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates On Your Side
  • Flexible Payment Plans Available