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Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Serving Pasco County, Florida

Facing domestic violence charges can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging. Due to the serious nature of the allegations, your future is on the line, including issues surrounding future employment, familial and friend relationships, and more. If you are facing domestic violence charges, don’t face them alone. At our firm, the Law Offices of Randall C. Grantham, our experienced attorney is here to provide strong legal representation and support during this time. We have a deep understanding of Florida’s domestic violence laws, and we are committed to defending your rights. Reach out today to our firm and schedule a free consultation for guidance.

Understanding Florida Domestic Violence Charges

According to Florida law, a charge qualifies as criminal violence if the following are true:

  • The offense is assault or battery, sexual assault or battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment.

  • These offenses resulted in physical injury or death.

  • The offense was committed against a family member of household (referring to a current or former spouse, a blood or marriage family member, someone living with you, or someone with whom you share a child.

Domestic Violence Penalties

Florida’s laws regarding domestic violence are designed to do two things: protect victims and hold offenders accountable. Because of this, domestic violence is taken very seriously, and penalties can be very serious. The minimum penalty for a domestic violence offense is one year on probation. However, these penalties also depend on the serious nature of the crime, such as if weapons were included in the offense or if it resulted in death. This will change whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor.

Some of these penalties include the following:

  • Misdemeanors: potential one-year sentence in jail.

  • Third-degree felonies: five years in jail max sentence.

  • Second-degree felonies: 15 years in prison max sentence.

  • First-degree felonies: 30 years in prison max sentence.

Other penalties can include fines, restraining orders, a criminal record, and more. If you are facing these changes, get in touch with a compassionate yet experienced criminal defense attorney today for support. We are here to fight for you.

Safeguard Your Rights


Possible Defenses in Domestic Violence Cases

When facing a charge, it’s essential you get a strong defense on your side to protect your rights. Taking a collaborative approach, our attorney works directly with you to prepare for your defense, keeping you informed along the way. Any of the following defenses can protect your present and your future:

  • Wrongful Accusation. If you believe you are falsely accused of this change, we advocate for your cleared name. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding these allegations, gather evidence, and help you fight in court against false or exaggerated accusations.

  • Self-Defense. Acting in self-defense is a powerful defense against domestic violence charges.

  • Lack of Intent. Highlighting any misunderstanding, misinterpretation, or misunderstanding, we can argue that the alleged actions were accidental or unintentional.

We are dedicated to helping the underdog, providing aggressive representation for individuals facing domestic violence charges. With over three decades of experience, we at the Law Offices of Randall C. Grantham will approach your case with confidence and professionalism, striving to ensure that you receive the highest level of legal representation.

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Serving Pasco County, Florida

If you are facing domestic violence charges in or around Pasco County, Florida—including Hillsborough County, Lutz, Land-o-lakes, Dade City, and Newport Richey—reach out to us today. Offering you a free consultation, we are more than prepared to advocate for you with a strategic defense plan tailored to your needs. Let us fight for your rights, and take your first steps towards a strong defense. Call today for support.