In many places such as Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and other Tampa Bay areas, if cops are called out to a domestic violence accusation, they are required by law arrest and detain of one the people involved in the conflict before leaving the scene.
Many times, an alcohol fueled argument turns aggressive, without any actual intentional physical touching or striking. Emotions rise and cops get called. Next thing you know, your loved one is being transported to county jail even though you did not want that to happen. If arrested, you will be held without bond until the next morning when you see the first appearance judge. And upon your first appearance, you will be ordered by the first appearance judge to have no contact with the victim and not to return to your own home. If you do, even such contact was initiated by the victim, this is a separate criminal offense. Courts take domestic violence injunctions very seriously.
Domestic Violence Attorney Maj Vasigh has the experience of defending numerous regular folks who have been charged with domestic violence battery in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, and Polk County. Our clients have been men and women falsely accused of this crime.
Domestic Violence is one of the few misdemeanors not eligible for sealing and expungement under Florida law, even if adjudication was withheld. A calculated legal defense will be brought before the court to:
- Motion for Bond from the court to release you from jail
- Request that you be allowed back into your own home
- Interview witnesses
- Collect evidence such as photographs and
- Intervene with the Prosecutor’s office to get your charge dismissed
If you have any questions about how to get your loved one out of custody after a domestic violence charge, call Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney Maj Vasigh (813) 800-1111.