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Domestic Violence Questions
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
I have been arrested for an act involving domestic violence. Can I return home or contact the alleged victim?
Usually not. In most instances, you will not be able to post bail until 24 hours after the arrest and when you do, the judge will usually prevent you from contacting the victim or returning home as a condition of your release.
The Orlando domestic violence attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm can file a motion with the judge requesting a modification of your release conditions so that you may return home or have contact with the alleged victim, especially if the alleged victim agrees.
Can you help me if I am falsely accused of domestic violence while going through a divorce?
Yes. In some cases of divorce, one partner may falsely accuse the other of domestic violence in order to encourage favorable divorce results. If you are facing a false accusation of domestic violence, the domestic violence attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando can help.
If my accuser drops the charges, can I still be formally charged or even convicted of domestic violence?
While an accuser may have a change of heart and wish to drop charges, domestic violence charges are prosecuted by the state and can only be dropped by the state. Your best chance of having the charges dropped is to work with an experienced Orlando domestic violence attorney who can advocate on your behalf.
What are some of the criminal consequences of domestic violence in Florida?
A person convicted of domestic violence may face serious criminal consequences including:
- Jail time
- Mandatory Batterers’ Intervention Program participation,
- Inability to have the conviction sealed or expunged
- Inability to carry a firearm
The Orlando domestic violence attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm have handled many of these cases. As former prosecutors, we know the strategies used to secure a conviction, and we can devise a legal strategy that will help you minimize the criminal consequences associated with the charges brought against you.
Please contact The Umansky Law Firm today to schedule your free domestic violence consultation. We serve clients in Orlando, Orange County, Seminole, Osceola, and Central Florida.