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Domestic Violence

DeLand Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic violence accusations are scary. They come with severe legal penalties, and they also affect your personal life. These allegations can damage your reputation. They can cause you to lose friendships or even your job.  

Let Buckmaster & Ellzey represent you and fight against these charges. Our team has over three decades of legal experience. With a former prosecutor in our firm, we know how to fight back against false accusations. 

For a strong domestic violence defense in DeLand and surrounding areas, you can count on us. Call our office today at (888) 785-6548 for a free, no-risk consultation.

How Does the Law Define Domestic Violence?

Violence between any two people is illegal, but domestic violence has specific qualifications. Cohabitating spouses cannot assault one another, but neither can any close relatives, regardless of where they live. If siblings get into a scuffle over Thanksgiving dinner, for instance, either of them can be accused of domestic violence.

Domestic assault can also happen between housemates. Even when roommates have no relationship outside the home, a fight between them can result in a domestic assault charge.

It’s easy for prosecutors to elevate simple charges, making punishments worse for the accused. If a simple brawl left you accused of domestic violence, we may be able to help. We can sift through the facts of your case and find the truth, presenting your side of the story to the court.

Domestic Violence Penalties in Florida

The state charges domestic assault as a first-degree misdemeanor. These crimes are punishable by up to one year of probation or jail time. You could also receive fines as high as $1,000.

In Florida, domestic violence also carries other penalties. The state wants to rehabilitate abusers, so it forces the accused to undergo several trainings to that end. For instance, if you are found guilty, you must attend a 26-week Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP). 

There are also penalties unique to alleged domestic abusers. You may be forced to spend at leave five days in jail, even if you a sentenced to probation. The court may order community service hours, and it can take away your concealed carry rights. Furthermore, your spouse may be allowed a restraining order, keeping you away from them, the home, and even your children.

Always remember, in our justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty. Our firm believes in this ideal. We will fight to help defend Volusia County residents, no matter the charge.

If you are facing Domestic Violence charges in DeLand, contact Buckmaster & Ellzey today for help. You can call us at (888) 785-6548 or contact us online.


Why Choose Buckmaster & Ellzey?

  • Client-Focused Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
  • Former State Prosecutor
  • 40+ Years of Collective Experience
  • Dedicated Attorneys