Contact the Law Office of Leanna J. Smith when you need the assistance of an experienced and dedicated domestic violence attorney serving the Deltona, FL area. Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience defending clients accused of domestic violence by strangulation and other violent crimes, including aggravated assault and battery. Our firm represents clients throughout Volusia County, including Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, Lake Helen, and Orange City, FL. The firm also has an experienced Spanish-speaking attorney on staff to serve our Spanish-speaking clients.
Domestic violence laws vary from state to state. In Florida, the law applies to physical altercations resulting in injury or death between family members or members of the same household. Per Florida Statute 741.28, domestic violence is defined as an assault, battery, stalking, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of a family or household member by another family or household member that has a current or previous domestic relationship.
A person may also be charged with domestic violence if they have lived under the same roof or have a common child. Since convictions can range from fines to imprisonment, anyone accused of domestic violence in Deltona, FL, should seek representation from an experienced domestic violence lawyer.
A person in Florida can be charged with domestic battery by strangulation, a third-degree felony, when they intentionally obstruct a person’s ability to breathe or restrict blood circulation by covering the person’s nose or mouth or squeezing their throat or neck that risks or causes great bodily harm. It carries the same penalties as aggravated assault.
Aggravated assault is intentionally threatening to cause bodily harm to another with a deadly weapon where the other person is in fear of imminent violence with or without an intent to kill or an intent to commit a felony. It is a third-degree felony punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
A battery occurs when a person causes physical injury to another. For example, a person can be charged with a crime of domestic violence battery when the other person is a current or previous family or household member.
Visit our website or contact us at (386) 943-9797 to schedule a free initial case evaluation with a domestic violence attorney serving clients in the Deltona, FL area. Asistimos a los clientes de habla hispana!