Domestic Violence Lawyers in Marathon and Key West, FL
Your home is a sanctuary, and you may think that nothing could go wrong. Arguments between you and your spouse or significant other can escalate to the point of police involvement. A domestic violence allegation is extremely serious and allegations can affect more than just your family life. Sherry Ivey Jones is here to provide legal assistance in involving and representing you during your time of need.
In Florida, a domestic battery accusation can be charged as a 2nd degree felony with an aggravated assault with potential prison time of 15 years. It can also be charged as a 3rd degree felony with the potential for 5 years of prison. Many domestic battery charges are 1st degree misdemeanor charge with potential for 1 year in jail.
A Domestic Battery charge is heartbreaking and sometimes the most unfair. This type of charge can affect the rest of your life and take away your 2nd Amendment Right to own a firearm. In this day and age, false accusations are common in an attempt to get an upper hand in a divorce or child custody. A Domestic Battery charge can be brought against a family member if there is a misunderstanding and one family member, by the actions of another family member, is made to feel afraid of being injured. Family members include:
- Spouses and former spouses
- Parents and children
- Persons related by blood
- Persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past.
Persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time.
- A man and woman if the woman is pregnant and the man is alleged to be the father, regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time.
Persons involved in a significant romantic or sexual relationship.
If you find yourself in this situation, let me defend you. Like all other charges, it is best that you remain silent and let your attorney speak for you. Get a criminal defense lawyer asap. You cannot talk your way out of criminal accusations of domestic battery. Everything you say will be used against you. Leave it to an attorney who has valuable experience and success with these cases.