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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a public and sometimes abused charge. It often happens behind closed doors with no witnesses other than the victim and the accused. An arrest typically follows a 911 call with officers showing up and the desire to quickly quell the disturbance, which often happens with an arrest. Victims sometimes feel pressured by law enforcement to press charges, which can lead to an arrest that no one wanted. Victims sometimes also exaggerate claims, and sadly sometimes completely lie. A completed version of the events needs to be seen, with both sides having the opportunity to be heard. When handled correctly with the assistance of dedicated legal representation like criminal defense lawyer Terrance R. Rooth, some cases for the alleged offender may be dismissed and other cases may get reduced charges.

A domestic violence conviction qualifies as a misdemeanor in lesser cases and for repeat offenders or in cases where serious bodily injury or minors are involved may result in a felony. In the state of Florida, if convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge with a finding that the person has caused intentional bodily harm to another, the offender will serve a minimum five days in the county jail, unless the Court sentences the person to a nonsuspended period of incarceration.

Domestic violence convictions may also result in mandatory participation in a 6 month domestic violence counseling program, anger management classes, community service, and probation.

To protect yourself, your assets, and your family, it is important that you choose an attorney capable of handling your case. As a former prosecutor with the Florida State Attorney's office in the 18th Judicial Circuit, criminal defense attorney Terrance R. Rooth is familiar with both sides of the domestic violence conviction process and has the knowledge and skills necessary to defend you in and out of court. In some cases, the defense is able to settle the charges prior to trial while in many other cases a strong defense has yielded positive results in court with reduced or dismissed domestic violence charges.

Contact the Law Office of Terrance R. Rooth, P.A., today to arrange your first consultation. With a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side, you can enter the courtroom with renewed confidence and rest assured that your rights and record are well-protected.

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Our office is convenient to all of Central Florida, located in Orange County, close to Seminole County, and including Orlando, Winter Park, College Park, Apopka, Sanford, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Ocoee, Winter Springs, Windermere, Oviedo, Longwood, Maitland and Eatonville.

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