Domestic Violence

Lance P. Richard, P. A. aggressively defends clients accused of domestic violence. If you have been accused of domestic violence charges such as Assault, Battery, Stalking, or Violation of Injunction in Florida, contact us immediately so we can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights. 

Approximately 4 million people in the US each year are the victims of domestic violence from someone they know. Although cruel perpetrators of domestic violence should be punished, many men and women are wrongfully accused of domestic violence for acts they did not commit. Many times, wrongful charges of domestic violence will unfairly split up and divide families when courts issue no contact orders and injunctions. It is important that you hire an experienced, aggressive and skilled criminal defense attorney to defend your rights during this difficult time. 

What is domestic violence? 

Domestic violence is a form of abuse which involves people who know each other, such as partners, spouses, ex-spouses, parents and children, or boyfriends and girlfriends. Often an individual charged with or accused of domestic violence or spousal abuse, is viewed as guilty by the public or a family based on the arrest, rather than the facts of the situation. 

Domestic violence is defined in Florida Statute 741.28 as "any assault, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit". 

Domestic violence can be divided into three main categories; Physical abuse, Verbal abuse, and Sexual abuse. Physical abuse would be a physical assault such as pushing, slapping, kicking, choking, and beating. Verbal Abuse would be akin to intimidating conversations followed by acting with anger and stalking. And Sexual abuse is as it sounds, unwanted sexual touching or forced sexual acts upon someone. 

Convictions for domestic violence may seriously impact your family relationships, your employment, and your standing in the community. If you are facing domestic violence charges in Florida, you should contact an experienced domestic violence attorney at Lance P. Richard, P.A. today for a consultation. 

Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles domestic violence in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.