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The Law Offices Of Kevin J. Pitts

Volusia County Call 386-451-5112

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Seminole County Call 407-883-6853
 
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Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Attorney
Daytona Beach Domestic Battery Lawyer


A Daytona Beach domestic violence charge may be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony. The filing decision is made exclusively by the state attorney’s office and is based on the facts of the case, victim and witness credibility and severity of injuries. Severe injuries will almost always be charged as a felony. No injury or slight injury domestic battery cases will generally be filed as a misdemeanor. Both prior acts of reported domestic violence and the criminal history of the accused may also influence how the case is filed. Penalties for a crime of this nature include the following:

Daytona Beach Misdemeanor Domestic Battery:

Possible jail sentence up to 1 year in County jail
Counseling (anger management and/or domestic intervention program)
Community service hours
Various fines and/or Charitable Donations
No Contact Order from the victim

Daytona Beach Felony Domestic Violence:

Jail time can range from 1 day in the County Jail to multiple years in Florida State Prison
Counseling (anger management and/or domestic intervention program)
Community Service Hours
Various fines and/or Charitable Donations
Stay-Away Order from the victim

WHAT IF THE VICTIM WANTS TO DROP CHARGES?

In Florida, you can be arrested and prosecuted for domestic violence even if the victim does not want you arrested or prosecuted. In some cases, especially with spousal abuse, it can be very difficult for the victim to drop charges against the abuser. In some cases, the Prosecutor can proceed with the criminal case even if the alleged victim decides not to cooperate or go to court to testify. The state attorney's office can subpoena the alleged victim or even do a pick up order to force the alleged victim to testify.

The prosecutor is the only one who has the authority to drop criminal charges because the victim is merely a witness in a government prosecution. The law regarding domestic violence is complex and highly specialized. This is why it is important to secure an attorney who is qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable in defending domestic violence cases.

Daytona Beach Domestic Battery Attorney Kevin Pitts is a former Volusia County prosecutor. Mr. Pitts has the experience to get the best possible result in your case.

Domestic Violence Conviction And Your Right To Bear Arms

As a result of the Lautenberg Amendment a licensee convicted of a disqualifying misdemeanor may not lawfully possess firearms or ammunition. In addition, a licensee who incurs firearms disabilities during the term of a license by reason of such a misdemeanor conviction may not continue operations under the license for more than 30 days after incurring the disability unless the licensee applies for relief from Federal firearms disabilities. [18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) and 925(c), 27 CFR 478.144 (i)]. A skilled Daytona Beach domestic violence lawyer can take steps to insure that your constitutional right to bear arms is not eliminated by a domestic violence accusation.

Free Consultation

Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
PHONE (386)-451-5112
CELL (407)-883-6853
FAX (407)-732-4834

pittslaw@gmail.com

Free Consultation

Attorney Kevin J. Pitts
4195 N 17-92
Sanford, Florida 32773
PHONE (407)-268-3688
CELL (407)-883-6853
FAX (407)-732-4834

pittslaw@gmail.com

 
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