Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyer For Your Criminal Defense

Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyer

Arrested For Domestic Battery?

Do You Need a Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Attorney?

If you have been accused of domestic violence or domestic battery  you must speak to an experienced domestic violence criminal defense lawyer right away. This is a serious crime and must retain a lawyer who has had experience. You need to be represented by a domestic violence attorney that truly understands these types of criminal charges. Guy Seligman has over a decade of experience defending  domestic violence charges.


320 SE 9th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Covering the Greater Fort Lauderdale area inluding: Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Coral Springs. I can also help you in Miami and Palm Beach County.

Guy is a local criminal defense lawyer with years of experience, in Broward County, helping people who have been accused of domestic violence, with restraining orders and orders of protection.


Florida's  laws define domestic violence as an act of violence violence committed against a family or household member. This can be a spouse, ex-spouse, the co-parent of the individual's child, or a relative related to the individual by blood or marriage. Florida laws also acknowledges domestic violence  between individuals who currently cohabitate or who formerly cohabitated together in the same household or are in  dating relationship. To be defined as a dating relationship the two people must have participated in a romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship

What Types Of Crimes Are Ft Lauderdale Domestic Violence?

In Ft Lauderdale   assault and aggravated assault, battery and aggravated battery, sexual assault and sexual battery, stalking and aggravated stalking, and  kidnapping are considered to be domestic violence. The criminal offense charged for a domestic violence incident depends on the specific circumstances and events.  The various levels of domestic violence include: an assault charge, a battery charge,  aggravated assault or aggravated battery and assault and battery. The Ft Lauderdale criminal courts also issues injunctions against individuals who can prove to be an immediate danger or injury within a dating relationship. The state may prosecute a defendant who violates an injunction.

What Are The Penalities?

You will be faced with a minimum punishment of five days served in county jail. You may also be sentenced a period of imprisonment in a Florida state prison. You may get a lighter  sentence siuch as probation or community service.

If you are  charged with assault, which is a second degree misdemeanor, or aggravated assault, which is a third degree felony the penalties increase.  A misdemeanor sentence ranges from a maximum of sixty days to one year.  A third degree felony conviction can  result in jail time for up to five years.  A second degree felony can result in  jail time for up to fifteen years.

Florida Domestic Violence Statutes

Florida Statutes Sections 741.28-741.31
Florida Statutes Section 784.046

Guy Seligman is a Ft Lauderdale domestic violence defense attorney covering  Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach, and  the cities of Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Hallandale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach.