Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Lawyer

A domestic violence claim is often the result of a misunderstanding. However, if not handled properly, you may be charged as a criminal. Just being accused of domestic violence can damage your reputation. Even if you are not guilty, you may suffer immediate consequences, such as a restraining order, eviction from your home and no contact with your children.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a defense attorney to protect your rights. I am attorney Andrew Coffey, a board-certified criminal trial law specialist. Since 1996, I have defended people in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida against criminal charges, including domestic violence.

I understand the serious nature of this charge and will work hard to minimize any consequences you may face. Please contact me online or call my office, Andrew M. Coffey, P.A., at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment.

A Serious Charge

Domestic violence is not just something that happens between spouses. Any violence or threat of violence between members of a family or between people in a relationship may be considered domestic violence. In Florida, people may file an injunction for protection against domestic violence after only one incident. If the accused individual ignores the injunction, he or she can be charged with violating the order.

Unfortunately, many individuals forfeit their rights without understanding the ramifications. If you agree to a restraining order, you are agreeing to the inclusion of the restraining order on your permanent record. This will forever affect your right to possess a firearm, your immigration status and future employment opportunities. I can help you challenge the restraining order and keep your life intact. I also know how to uncover false allegations of abuse that may be used against you.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Domestic Violence Attorney

A knowledgeable defense lawyer can explain your rights and work to resolve domestic disputes and violent crime charges as soon as possible. Call a Fort Lauderdale domestic violence lawyer today at 954-406-9272 or contact me online.