Domestic Violence Defense

You may be able to have your charges dropped, avoid jail time, or receive an alternative such as counseling or probation.

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

If you are facing domestic violence charges in South Florida, you should contact an experienced domestic violence defense attorney to protect your rights. Domestic Violence Lawyer Gary Ostrow P.A. specializes in defending those accused of domestic violence. Gary S. Ostrow has handled many domestic violence cases and is prepared to defend you in court.

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. One definition of domestic violence is “intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent, serious bodily injury to himself, herself or another.” In many cases in which a person has been accused of or charged with domestic or spousal abuse, he or she is seen as guilty by the public based on the arrest, rather than the facts of the situation. Prosecutors will take the accuser’s statement and simply ignore other facts in the case. The only thing prosecutors are concerned with is making sure the accused pleads guilty. Even an accusation of domestic violence must be taken seriously, as the negative consequences may affect the rest of your life, emotionally, financially, professionally, and in many other ways. An accusation of spousal or domestic abuse may also result in loss of work, child custody issues, a restraining order, and attack on your character. If you are found guilty of domestic or spousal abuse you will most likely be given a very severe punishment, possibly including:

  • Anger management
  • programs
  • Probation
  • Felony charges
  • Jail time
  • Counseling
  • Monetary fines
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of Child Custody

Every year across the U.S. approximately 4 million people are the victims of assault by someone they know, although the cruel perpetrators should be punished, many men and women are wrongfully accused of violent acts they did not commit. As you can see, it is extremely important to hire aggressive and skilled legal representation to defend your rights during this difficult time. With domestic violence lawyer Gary Ostrow P.A. you may be able to have your charges dropped, avoid jail time, or receive an alternative such as counseling or probation. Contact us now for a confidential consultation.