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Ohle & Ohle, P.A. has more than 20 years of courtroom experience and working knowledge defending individuals arrested and accused of domestic violence. We understand the dynamic nature and volatility some relationships encounter. Furthermore, we have seen instances of unfounded claims of domestic violence leading to a law enforcement officer making an arrest under false pretenses or due to completely fabricated allegations.

Acts that could result in a charge of domestic violence

Under Florida law, a charge of domestic violence could be the result of an act of assault, battery, aggravated assault or battery, stalking or aggravated stalking, false imprisonment, kidnapping, or a criminal offense resulting in death or physical injury of a family member or someone living in the household. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the violent act, the crime may be considered either a misdemeanor or felony. When severe injury, death, or use of a deadly weapon is involved, the case will be filed as a felony. Otherwise, it is filed as a misdemeanor.

If you, a family member or friend have been arrested and charged with the crime of domestic violence, it is imperative to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Being convicted of domestic violence can carry severe penalties. The charge will become part of your permanent criminal record because, under Florida law, it cannot be sealed or expunged from your record.

Call the domestic violence lawyers at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. today. We are available to meet with you for a free initial consultation. We will protect your rights! Our law firm is committed to aggressively defending you and developing legal strategies to achieve a positive result for your case. Set up your free consultation today. Call us at (772) 460-9801.


Criminal defense against domestic violence charges

When a client retains the services of a domestic violence lawyer at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. we will ensure commitment, dedication and compassion to help you through an extraordinarily difficult time. Being arrested for domestic violence can be frustrating, confusing and extremely stressful. Once you make the decision to retain our Firm, we will immediately begin the process of collecting and evaluating evidence in preparation for your legal defense.

It is important to act quickly on your behalf to have your case dismissed or pursue lessening the charges against you. There are numerous defense strategies that may be employed to help mitigate the charges against you, including:

  • claiming false allegations of abuse by a family member in divorce or child custody situations
  • establishing self defense when it is the accuser who was the aggressor in the incident
  • pursuing a formal “Waiver of Prosecution” when an alleged victim does not wish to press charges

Looking for the best domestic violence attorneys in Fort Pierce?

Our domestic violence attorneys will provide you with a vigorous defense and craft the best legal strategies possible tailored to your specific situation. Your best interests are always being considered when making any decisions that will impact your life.

If you are arrested for domestic violence in Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach or Port St. Lucie let the highly skilled attorneys at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. aggressively defend your constitutional rights!

Why Choose Ohle & Ohle?
“Mike and his team are top notch all around. Other lawyers tried to scare me. Mike new I was scared and immediately gave me peace of mind and assurances and kept his word 100%! No one could have done a better job. A+++”
~ MarKus Lee, Google Reviewer
Self defense, absences of injuries, mutual confrontation and vindictiveness by the victim are just a few of the numerous defenses that are possible for a domestic violence charge.
The answer depends on many factors, including severity of injury, whether or not a weapon was used, or if other charges were levied. Domestic violence sentences range from probation to 15 years in prison.
It is not possible to expunge a domestic violence conviction, per State law, making it all the more critical that you contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately after you’re arrested.
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