Jacksonville Domestic Violence Attorney

More than 90 Years of Combined Experience

The Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. understand the embarrassment, frustration and anger that can come after being accused of domestic violence. If you have been accused of domestic violence, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. for top-notch legal representation

What sets us apart?

  • 90+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Practice State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Selection for Super Lawyers®
  • Former Prosecutor on Your Side
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

With a former prosecutor and former public defender on our legal team, you can rest assured that we know the prosecution and we know the defense. This insight into both sides allows us to stay one step ahead of the prosecution, all the while knowing which legal strategies can be used to provide our clients with the best possible defense.f

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Florida Statutes Section 741.28 defines domestic violence as violence committed against a family member or household member.

Qualifying acts of violence include:

  • Assault or aggravated assault
  • Battery or aggravated battery
  • Sexual assault and/or battery
  • Stalking or aggravated stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Any other act of violence is resulting in a physical injury against another family or household member.

Florida law recognizes and protects members of the household as well as ex-spouses and roommates who may have once lived in the household but no longer reside there.

This includes the following individuals:

  • Spouse
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Children
  • Co-parents
  • Roommates
  • Blood relatives

Penalties of Domestic Violence Convictions

A domestic violence victim can file a petition requesting an injunction for protection against domestic violence, which may order the alleged abuser to:

  • Stop committing further abuse
  • Leave the home
  • Surrender their firearms
  • Stay away from the victim's residence, school, and workplace
  • Penalties for Domestic Violence Convictions

If the alleged abuser is a mother or father, he or she may be ordered to relinquish custody of his or her children and may be ordered to pay child support.

If convicted of domestic violence, the offender faces:

  • Restraining order
  • Incarceration
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Probation
  • Completion of a batterers intervention program
  • Community control

Seek Quality Legal Representation

Innocent men and women are often falsely accused of domestic violence, especially in cases involving divorce or a child custody battle,where tensions might be high.

A conviction for domestic violence can result in devastating consequences that could affect your personal and professional life. When you have so much on the line, it is imperative you choose a skilled Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer from our firm. Not only do we have a proven track record of success, but you can also rest easy knowing our legal team can work tirelessly to provide you with the best legal strategies to defend you.

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