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 criminal
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. 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 choose to terminate the abuser's
Call (904) 701-0591 or
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