Domestic Battery

Domestic violence is a heavily enforced offense in Florida. If law enforcement is called to investigate claims of domestic battery, someone usually ends up spending the night in jail, whether or not there was evidence of violence.

If you or a loved one has been arrested on a violent crime charge such as domestic battery, call me, D. Scott Rieth, at 941-404-4192. As a former prosecutor and lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, I will immediately begin building a strong defense for you.

Arrested For Domestic Battery? I Can Help.

If you have been arrested on domestic battery charges, you will most likely be held in jail without bond until you appear before the judge in a bond hearing. As one of the conditions of your bond, you may be required not to have any contact with the victim, which can be quite difficult if that person is your spouse or lives in the same home as you. If you violate this order, you could be facing additional criminal charges.

Once domestic battery charges are filed, the state can continue to prosecute the case, even if the victim drops the charges. If convicted, you will face harsh punishments, including jail time, fines and lengthy probation. You also will be prohibited from owning firearms. Additionally, your domestic violence record may never be sealed.

Effective Strategies Based On My Prosecution Experience

As a former prosecutor, I have unique insights into how the state handles domestic violence cases. After reviewing your arrest records and any evidence associated with your case, I will contact the prosecutor to share your side of the story. In many cases, I may be able to resolve your case before formal charges are filed. If the other person has served you with an injunction, I will represent you at that hearing.

My defense strategies include filing motions to strengthen your case and negotiating plea bargains with the prosecutor. If needed, I will not hesitate to take your case to court, where I will aggressively defend your rights.

Contact An Assault Charges Attorney

If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, don't put your fate into the hands of a public defender or handle the case yourself. You need an experienced Bradenton domestic battery defense attorney on your side. Contact me via email or call 941-404-4192 immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.