Domestic violence is not simply a crime against your spouse.  While it typically it involves spouses,
Florida statutes have included boyfriend- girlfriend, partners, former partners, children, etc.  In any event,
domestic violence is a serious crime and it carries the stigma of abusing one's family and loved ones.  A
domestic violence conviction can have negative effects in other legal matters and in your personal life.  For
example, if you are involved in a divorce and child custody case, allegation of domestic violence, you risk
receiving jail time for the underlying offense, but you could also lose custody of your children.  If you are
not a citizen of the United States, domestic violence can deportation or removal proceedings to be brought
against you.   


Since most domestic violence alleged incident occur within closed settings outside the presence of law
enforcement, it is not always clear whether a crime took place.  The prosecutor has the burden of proving
beyond a reasonable doubt that you in fact committed domestic violence.  The police, however, can still
arrest you based on the story of the alleged victim. Just because you are arrested for domestic violence
does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of domestic violence.  There could be many possible
defenses and other mitigating circumstances that either result in a dismissal of your case or result in less
sever penalties. You need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer to explore the defense options, fight for
your rights, advocate your side of the story and obtain a successful resolution for your case.


Prosecutors zealously prosecute domestic violence charges in the state of Florida.  The typical
punishment for domestic violence charges include a range of the following:

  • Anger management classes
  • No-contact with the victim order
  • Probation
  • Monetary fines
  • Jail time

If the judge has entered a "no contact" order at your first appearance, it is important to avoid contacting
the alleged victim.  Even if the victim wants to have contact with you, do not have contact with the victim
in order to avoid violating the "no contact" provision that has been put in place.  If you have any
questions on the "no contact" provision, contact the Bano Law Firm P.L. today and we can help you

Furthermore, the domestic violence case can have significant consequences if you are also involved in a
family law case such as child custody or divorce.  At Bano Law Firm P.L. we handle both family and
criminal defense cases, thus providing with thorough legal advice on your case(s).







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