Domestic Violence

The political climate in today’s day and age has brought heightened awareness to the topic of domestic violence. This open dialogue has encouraged many victims to come forward to confront their abusers. Although this trend is a positive development for society, false accusations have become more prevalent as a result.

If a jilted spouse or former relationship partner has falsely accused you of domestic violence, it will be very difficult to convince the authorities of your innocence. Unfortunately, it might even be hard to convince your family and friends. The bond amount for a domestic violence charge can be quite high. For instance, in addition to a monetary bond, you will also likely be subject to a “no contact” order which can include ankle monitoring.

If you are found to be in violation of the court’s no contact order, even if the alleged victim contacted you, you can be held in jail without bond until your case resolves. Overcoming a domestic violence charge is an uphill battle, but remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. The government must present evidence in court to prove a criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

How We Can Help

It takes a professional to present your case to the judge and prosecutor in such a way that casts doubt on the credibility of the alleged victim. Attorney Rick Fletcher has the experience and skill to help you. For nearly one year while working with the Public Defender, Mr. Fletcher was assigned to the domestic violence division for Pinellas County where he only represented individuals charged with domestic violence crimes such as Assault, Battery, Violation of Injunction (restraining order), and probation violations.

In many instances, Mr. Fletcher was able to persuade the Prosecutor to reduce a domestic violence charge to a simple disorderly conduct, thereby saving his clients from heavy fines and lengthy probation. If a trial is absolutely necessary, Mr. Fletcher has performed many trials and cross-examined many alleged victims with proven results.

Do not let a simple misunderstanding turn into a miscarriage of justice, call The Fletcher Law Practice today for a free consultation.

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Do you need a personal injury lawyer? Do you need a criminal defense lawyer? If you live in the Tampa Bay area and find yourself in need of personal injury or criminal defense lawyer, we are available to talk about your legal issues.

The Fletcher Law Practice, PLLC

  • 1300 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
  • 111 2nd Ave NE, Ste. 213, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 13575 58th St. N., Clearwater, FL 33760 (For Appointments)

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