Spousal Abuse Attorney in Jacksonville
Guidance from the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A.
If you have been charged with spousal abuse, the State Attorney's Office
will prosecute the case even if the spouse who reported the alleged crime
changes his or her mind. Spousal abuse is a form of
domestic violence that can include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as harassment,
stalking and threats of violence. A person charged with any form of spousal
abuse will need competent representation from a Jacksonville divorce lawyer.
If you are the victim of spousal abuse, a skilled attorney can discuss
your legal options, including filing a petition for an injunction for
protection to prevent your spouse from engaging in any further abusive
behavior. Associates at the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. can
answer your questions regarding spousal abuse and help you understand
the laws pertaining to your case. We will give you sound legal advice
and can be counted on for strong representation in court.
Jacksonville Attorney for Domestic Violence Cases
Spousal abuse is a serious crime that can have many consequences.
Penalties for a conviction can include:
- Jail time
- Mandatory counseling
- Community service
- Injunction for Protection
If the case involved sexual misconduct, sentencing can also include sex
offender registration, which can affect future job opportunities and create
many other difficulties in life. If an Injunction for protection is issued,
it will prevent a person from having any further contact with their spouse
and may even prohibit them from visiting their children.
If the children witnessed the violence, the abuser can also face additional
charges of child endangerment. In abuse cases involving an ex-spouse,
the court may also choose to terminate the abuser's custody and
Our firm is skilled in both
criminal defense and
personal injury. We are also family lawyers who understand the pressures and stress caused by a
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