Atlantic Beach Domestic Violence Accusations are very serious charges. What do you do when you have been accused of Domestic Violence? How do you defend yourself when someone has accused you of domestic violence in Atlantic Beach, Florida?
If someone accuses you of domestic violence, you need to watch what you say. In many cases, when the Jacksonville Beach Sheriff’s Office responds to a domestic dispute, someone ends up going to jail. You do not want your words to be misconstrued and used against you.
- If you have been arrested for Atlantic Beach Domestic Violence, you will go before a judge for first appearance court. Here, you will (a) receive a bond or (b) accept a plea deal. The majority of the time, accepting a plea deal is one of the worse things that you can do. Usually, the Atlantic Beach Domestic Battery Sentence will include extensive probation and you will not be able to get the charge sealed. It is best to discuss the case with an Atlantic Beach Domestic Violence Attorney before doing anything.
- If you are served with an Atlantic Beach Restraining Order (Atlantic Beach Injunction), go to the hearing and be well-prepared. You should hire an attorney that understands the law surrounding Atlantic Beach Restraining Orders. In order for an alleged domestic violence victim to obtain a restraining order, he or she must prove certain things. Quite often, the evidence is insufficient, so you must properly attack the Jacksonville domestic violence allegation. That why it is important to have an attorney that has experience not only in defending against the injunctions being issued, but that has also petitioned courts to have injunctions issued and that has defended against criminal violations of injunctions.
- Do not speak to the alleged victim or make any contact with this person. If you have been charged with Atlantic Beach Domestic Battery and have been released on a bond, you could violated a “No Contact Order” which is a condition of that bond. If a temporary or permanent injunction for protection against domestic violence has been issued against you, you will violate it, even if the alleged victim tries to contact you.
It is best to talk to an Atlantic Beach Domestic Violence Attorney about your domestic dispute before making decisions that could ultimately affect the outcome of your case. I offer FREE consultations and have offices located in Jacksonville and in the Jacksonville Beach area.