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FloridaDomestic Violence Lawyers in Florida

While assault, battery and threats of violence are already illegal in Florida, the penalties and collateral consequences are more serious when the crime occurs between two people related by blood or marriage or who were previously in a romantic relationship.


The designation of a domestic relationship is usually defined to include a boyfriend and girlfriend, a husband and wife, gay or lesbian couples, a mother and father who have a child in common, or family members closely related by blood or marriage (particularly parents, children and siblings).


Many domestic violence cases also involve filing for a petition for protection (often called a "restraining order" or "injunction") against domestic violence.


Criminal charges can follow an allegation of a violation of an injunction for domestic violence. Related charges include stalking, cyberstalking and harassment.

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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
515 N Flagler Dr #240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Call 561-557-8686
Award-winning defense attorney defending the rights of southern Floridians.... read more >
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Steven Kenneth Bell
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call 954-745-7457
Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney... read more >
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Lawrence Michael Meltzer
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Dean R Galigani

Dean R Galigani
Galigani Law Firm
317 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32653
Call 352-375-0812
Experienced Trial Lawyers Who Have Been Put to the Test!... read more >
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Dean R Galigani
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Dean R Galigani
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Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE #515
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI | First Time Offenders | Juvenile | Drug Charges... read more >
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Melinda Morris
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Melinda Morris
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Melinda Morris
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Leslie M. Sammis

Leslie M. Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N. Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Call 813-250-0500
Leslie Sammis is a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm, P.A., with offices in downtown Tampa. The firm has a second office loca... read more >
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Leslie M. Sammis
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Leslie M. Sammis
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Leslie M. Sammis
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Leslie M. Sammis
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Leslie M. Sammis
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John A. Terrezza

John A. Terrezza
Terrezza Law
309 West Gregory St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Call 850-764-5291
John A. Terrezza is a criminal defense attorney in Pensacola, FL. Being focused exclusively on criminal defense allows John Terrezza to effe... read more >
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John A. Terrezza
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John A. Terrezza
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John A. Terrezza
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Ashley Aulls

Ashley Aulls
Law Office of Ashley Aulls
120 N. Broad St. Ste. 100
Brooksville, FL 34601
Call 352-953-4115
Ashley Aulls serves as a criminal defense attorney in Brooksville, Florida. With more than 15 years of experience, and 5 of those in the pub... read more >
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Michael Brainard Hines

Michael Brainard Hines
Galigani Law Firm
317 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Call 352-375-0812
Michael Hines represents clients facing both misdemeanor and felony criminal offense charges throughout Gainesville, Alachua County, FL, and... read more >

Seth Shapiro

Seth Shapiro
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 Second Avenue NE Suite 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Call 727-388-4736
Licensed for 4 years, Seth Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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Seth Shapiro
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John Eric Romano

John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Licensed for 22 years, John Eric Romano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 31 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >

Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Hornsby is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Central Florida... read more >

Joseph Cameron Bodiford

Joseph Cameron Bodiford
Bodiford Law P.A.
284 Crystal Grove Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548
Licensed for 23 years, Joseph Cameron Bodiford is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Stetson University ... read more >

John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
Licensed for 33 years, John H. Trevena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Stetson University College o... read more >

Ayuban Antonio Tomas

Ayuban Antonio Tomas
Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, PA
121 Alhambra Plaza SUITE 1500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Licensed for 16 years, Ayuban Antonio Tomas is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey S Weiner

Jeffrey S Weiner
Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1910
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 45 years, Jeffrey S Weiner is a White Collar Crime and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 49 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Stephen Cobb

Stephen Cobb
Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm
1992 Lewis Turner Blvd Suite 101-B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Licensed for 30 years, Stephen Cobb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph Flynn is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 12 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law... read more >

Norm Kent

Norm Kent
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 40 years, Norm Kent is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hofstra School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Mark Harris

Jeffrey Mark Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris. P.A.
1 E Broward Blvd Suite 925
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 44 years, Jeffrey Mark Harris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

Ralph Steven Behr

Ralph Steven Behr
Law Offices of Ralph Behr
888 SE 3rd Ave Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Ralph Steven Behr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Hofstra University School of Law... read more >

Thomas S Hudson

Thomas S Hudson
The Hudson Law Office
7780 Westmoreland Dr
Sarasota, FL 34243
Licensed for 39 years, Thomas S Hudson is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Case Western Reserve Univers... read more >

E.J. Hubbs

E.J. Hubbs
Hubbs Law, P.A.
5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Licensed for 10 years, E.J. Hubbs is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys ... read more >

Robert David Malove

Robert David Malove
200 S. Andrews Ave. Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 35 years, Robert David Malove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Pepperdine University Sc... read more >

W Grey Tesh

W Grey Tesh
Criminal & injury law offices of Grey Tesh
515 N. Flagler Dr. Ste P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 18 years, W Grey Tesh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeaste... read more >

Ernest L Chang

Ernest L Chang
Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
6767 N Wickham Rd Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940
Licensed for 13 years, Ernest L Chang is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended Nova Law School... read more >

Leland Eric Garvin

Leland Eric Garvin
Garvin Law Firm
4280 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Licensed for 13 years, Leland Eric Garvin is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Sou... read more >

Greg McNeill Lauer

Greg McNeill Lauer
Lauer & Currie, P.A.
644 SE 5 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Licensed for 16 years, Greg McNeill Lauer is a Marijuana Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Baylor University ... read more >

Robert Scott Reiff

Robert Scott Reiff
The Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A.
2333 Brickell Ave Suite A1
Miami, FL 33129
Licensed for 35 years, Robert Scott Reiff is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Boston University School ... read more >

Jason Daniel Sammis

Jason Daniel Sammis
Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St
Tampa, FL 33602
Licensed for 18 years, Jason Daniel Sammis is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin... read more >

Jonathan Harry Wasserman

Jonathan Harry Wasserman
The Law Office of Jonathan Wasserman, PA
560 Village Blvd Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Licensed for 22 years, Jonathan Harry Wasserman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Benjamin Stechschulte

Benjamin Stechschulte
Law Offices of Stechschulte Nell
1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Licensed for 14 years, Benjamin Stechschulte is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

Dustin Scott Stephenson

Dustin Scott Stephenson
DUSTIN STEPHENSON, P.A., Attorney & Counselor at Law
1156 Jenks Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
Licensed for 19 years, Dustin Scott Stephenson is a Criminal Defense and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Florida State University Colle... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 27 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >

Tim Michael Flaherty

Tim Michael Flaherty
Flaherty Defense Firm
1817 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Licensed for 18 years, Tim Michael Flaherty is a Marijuana Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Southern Illinois University School ... read more >

Ivan Abrams

Ivan Abrams
Abrams Justice Trial Attorneys
8950 SW 74th Court #2201
Miami, FL 33156
Licensed for 10 years, Ivan Abrams is a Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southea... read more >

Aaron Michael Wayt

Aaron Michael Wayt
Pumphrey Law
533 E Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Licensed for 9 years, Aaron Michael Wayt is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Florida State University C... read more >

Donald A Pumphrey Jr.

Donald A Pumphrey Jr.
Pumphrey Law
553 E Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Licensed for 22 years, Donald A Pumphrey Jr. is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Stetson University Coll... read more >

Jeffery Mark Pfister

Jeffery Mark Pfister
107 W Main St Suite A
Tavares, FL 32778
Licensed for 41 years, Jeffery Mark Pfister is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Florida State University Col... read more >

Andrew Frank Nickolaou

Andrew Frank Nickolaou
Orlando Family Law- Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A.
630 N Wymore Road Suite 308
Maitland, FL 32751
Licensed for 4 years, Andrew Frank Nickolaou is a Domestic Violence and Family Law lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Ba... read more >

Scott C. Adams

Scott C. Adams
LaBar Adams
2300 East Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 17 years, Scott C. Adams is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southea... read more >

George Chester Bedell III

George Chester Bedell III
2525 Park City Way
Tampa, FL 33609
Licensed for 36 years, George Chester Bedell III is a Civil Trial Law and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended FSU College of Law... read more >

Eric Harold Barker

Eric Harold Barker
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 27 years, Eric Harold Barker is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Florida Lev... read more >

Roger P Foley

Roger P Foley
Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.
901 North Olive Ave
West palm Beach, FL 33401
Licensed for 15 years, Roger P Foley is a Personal Injury and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Paul Domenic Petruzzi

Paul Domenic Petruzzi
Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A.
8101 Biscayne Blvd PH-701
Miami, FL 33138
Licensed for 26 years, Paul Domenic Petruzzi is a Health Law and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Thomas Bert Feiter

Thomas Bert Feiter
Fighter Law
120 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Thomas Bert Feiter is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Chad Piotrowski

Chad Piotrowski
Law Office of Chad Piotrowski, Esq.
100 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 2301
Miami, FL 33132
Licensed for 12 years, Chad Piotrowski is a Federal Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Widener Univerity School of Law... read more >

Mark Elias Nejame

Mark Elias Nejame
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 39 years, Mark Elias Nejame is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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