Orlando Domestic Violence Attorneys
The Orlando Attorneys of Longwell Lawyers have defended people charged with domestic abuse and other crimes since 1993. Contact the Orlando criminal attorneys at Longwell Lawyers if you, or someone you know, has been charged with domestic violence. If a person is accused of domestic or spousal abuse, it is essentially an assault and battery in a domestic (home) setting. Special law enforcement policies and laws apply in spousal abuse cases. The police are under orders to make an arrest if they have probable cause to believe domestic violence has occurred. The person arrested is often times held without bond (or with a high bond) for 24 or more hours.
In family violence situations, prosecutors generally encourage victims to press charges. It is a common misconception that a domestic violence case will be dropped if the alleged victim does not want to press charges. It is up to the prosecutor to decide whether or not charges will be filed. In some instances, he or she will prosecute the case without the victim’s cooperation. If you are facing a domestic violence charge, you need an experienced Orlando attorney on your side.
The Orlando criminal attorneys at Longwell Lawyers have handled thousands of criminal defense cases, including many domestic violence matters over the years. We know how to address the issues that commonly arise in family violence situations, including restraining orders (or orders for protection). There are at least two sides to every story. We will take the time to understand your point of view.