Jacksonville Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
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
What sets us apart?
- 90+ Years' Collective Experience
- Practice State and Federal Criminal Defense
- 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.
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
- 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:
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
- 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
- Permanent criminal record
- 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.
Start building a solid defense today. Call now to
schedule your free one-hour consultation.