If the police arrested you or you already face charges for domestic violence, the domestic violence lawyers in Palm Harbor from Goldman Wetzel can help you put a strong defense strategy in place. Our criminal defense lawyers will go to work immediately to protect your rights and defend you from these allegations.
We can accompany you to any interrogation or court appearance and will ensure you do not have to go through this alone. We strive to prevent our clients from ever facing charges. If we cannot prevent the District Attorney from filing them, we will build a solid defense argument and fight for the most favorable outcome for you.
Call our office today at 727-828-3900 to discuss your Palm Harbor case with a member of our team.
Our Attorneys Can Handle Any Domestic Violence Case
At Goldman Wetzel, our two criminal defense attorneys work together on every case. This benefits our clients because each lawyer approaches the case differently thanks to her background. Summer Goldman began her career working in the prosecutor’s office while Maribeth Wetzel is a career defense attorney. This varied experience allows us to get a unique view of your case.
Domestic violence can include many crimes. Some of them include:
- Assault or battery
- Sex crimes
- Intimidation and threats
- Child abuse and neglect
If someone in your household files a complaint against you, if the police arrest you, or if you face charges related to domestic violence, we can help. We serve Palm Harbor, greater Pinellas County, and the surrounding area.
You can reach a member of our team today at 727-828-3900. Let us review your case and help you understand your rights. We can go to work for you almost immediately. We can build an aggressive defense strategy to counter the allegations against you.
Domestic Violence Accusations Are Serious
Even relatively minor charges are more serious when police believe the victim and the perpetrator had some type of domestic relationship. This could escalate the penalties and make avoiding a conviction even more important. When it comes to domestic violence charges, the prosecutor will consider many factors before they choose the exact charges. This takes into consideration:
- Any past domestic violence in the same home
- The severity of the victim’s injuries
- If children witnessed the incident
- The criminal history of the perpetrator
- If there was a protective order in place
The penalties you could face if convicted depend greatly on how the prosecutor chooses to charge you. More serious crimes call for stiffer penalties, and a felony will call for more time behind bars than a misdemeanor. If convicted of any domestic violence offense, you could face:
- Time behind bars in a state prison or county jail
- Significant fines
- Community service
- Mandated attendance in a drug or alcohol program
In addition, there are other consequences of a domestic violence conviction they do not include in your sentence. An order of protection could force you to move from your home, leaving your children behind. You could also lose custody of minor children or have your time with them limited by the courts.
With a domestic abuse violation on your criminal record, you may struggle to get a job or rent an apartment. This type of allegation—and certainly a conviction—could also have profound implications for your social life. Your friends and family could turn against you.
Let Us Create a Defense Strategy For Your Case
Our Palm Harbor domestic violence lawyers will work together to build a solid defense strategy and aggressively counter the accusations against you. We work together on every case, fighting for a more favorable outcome for you.
Some of the ways we can achieve a more favorable outcome could include:
- Stopping the prosecutor from filing charges
- Getting the prosecutor to drop the charges
- Negotiating a plea deal for a lesser charge
- Building a strong case and getting an acquittal in court
- Making a deal which mitigates the damaging effects of the penalties you face
We Can Get Started Right Away
We like to start on your case as soon as possible. When we get the chance, we prefer to put a stop to this type of case before the state even files charges. For this reason, we recommend calling us as soon as you’re arrested or become aware there was a complaint against you. We can go to work immediately, building a strong case to show the prosecution you do not deserve this.
If they already filed charges in your case, we can still help. We may be able to get your charges dropped or reduced or negotiate a fair plea agreement. If your case does go to trial, we will represent you to the court and present strong arguments on your behalf.
If Palm Harbor police recently arrested your loved one because of domestic violence, go ahead and give us a call. We can protect their rights and ensure fair treatment. Call us: 727-828-3900.
Talk to Our Domestic Violence Lawyers in Palm Harbor, FL
If someone filed a complaint against you, if police arrested you, or if you face criminal charges because of a Palm Harbor, FL, domestic violence incident, the team from Goldman Wetzel is here to help you. We can accompany you to the police station to discuss the incident, protect your rights, and build a strong defense strategy. Let us fight for the justice you deserve in your case.
Because we handle every case as a team, we provide every client with caring support and focused representation, and aggressively pursue a more favorable outcome. Call us today at 727-828-3900 to discuss your case with a member of our team.