Domestic Violence can be a criminal offense and the basis for a civil injunction or restraining order. Domestic Violence is generally violence between family members or people who have lived together or currently live together as a domestic couple. Domestic Violence crimes usually include misdemeanor assault or battery, but can be enhanced to a felony depending on the facts or the Accused’s criminal history.
Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Domestic Assault is threatening to do harm and having the present ability to carry out that threat to a family member or person who has shared a domestic relationship with the accused.
Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Domestic Battery is touching a family member or person who has shared a domestic relationship with the accused, against their will. It could include throwing something or even spitting. A conviction for domestic battery requires 5 days in the county jail as a minimum.
In addition to criminal charges for assault or battery, if a restraining order is put in place, the accused must have no contact with the alleged victim. Often, the no contact order also prohibits contact with children in common, at least until a hearing before the judge. If the restraining order is violated, that can be the basis for an additional criminal charge.
The lawyers of the Ferraro Law Group resolve both domestic violence criminal cases, and domestic violence injunctions, or restraining orders. If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation for domestic violence on the Treasure Coast or Palm Beach, contact us, today to discuss your options.