Fort Myers Domestic Violence Lawyers
Domestic violence charges come with significant criminal penalties as well as a social stigma. People may assume the worst of you without knowing the details of the allegations or whether they are true. For this and many other reasons, it is critical to respond to domestic violence and battery charges quickly and with the help of an experienced attorney.
In southwest Florida, the firm to contact is the Lee Viacava Law Firm. Fort Myers domestic violence attorney Lee Viacava brings more than 15 years of experience to your case. He will work tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom.
What Florida Law Says About Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence allegations are unique among criminal allegations because they almost exclusively take place in the home. Jurors often only have an alleged victim’s testimony as the basis for a conviction. Despite the questionable evidence, a conviction can mean revocation of your fundamental rights, restrictions on where you can go and a criminal record that could change how your family and friends view you.
Crafting A Defense To Battery Charges
It is possible in some cases to deny that you ever touched or harmed the victim. In many cases, though, you would likely use what’s called an “affirmative defense.” That means that you admit to making contact with the victim but claim that your actions were necessary/justified, accidental or consensual. Affirmative defenses to battery can include:
- Self-defense because you were attacked or were credibly threatened with an attack
- Defense of another person
- Defense of your personal property
The arguments used in your case will depend on the specific charges, the evidence against you and the best overall defense strategy for your specific facts. Suffice it to say, you may likely have more defense options than you realize.
Contact Us For A Private Consultation About Your Case
The Lee Viacava Law Firm is based in Fort Myers and serves clients throughout Southwest Florida. To speak with Fort Myers battery lawyer Lee Viacava about your legal options in a private and informational consultation, call the firm at 239-990-2667 or reach out online.