Domestic Violence & Spousal Abuse
Orlando Spousal Abuse Defense Lawyer
Spousal abuse is a form of domestic violence in which a person, usually a male, abuse the partner, frequently the female, demonstrating control. The majority of spousal abuse reported incidents involve female victims.
Every day in Orlando and across Central Florida, arguments between husbands and wives escalate to the point where someone calls police. Once they do, even in cases where no injuries have occurred, the situation becomes immediately serious for the person accused — even if the spouse who complained does not want to press criminal charges. If you are being charged with spousal abuse or with any form of domestic violence within the Central Florida area we strongly suggest that you immediately contact an Orlando spousal abuse defense lawyer. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in this type of criminal charges and are available 24 hours a day. Call us today at 866-680-4LAW.
Spousal Abuse - Control Strategies
Abused spouses often feel isolated by the "abuser". They very frequently feel like they have nowhere to turn for help and that they cannot get out of the abusive relationship.
There are many different ways or tactics an abused spouse may claim are being used to gain control of she/him and that are considered spousal abuse. They include:
- Physical violence
- Psychological manipulation
- Sexual abuse
- Spousal Rape
- Verbal threats
A conviction for domestic violence at any level can be personally crippling in many ways. Allegations of physical violence or sexual abuse are almost always felony charges, and even misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) can bring consequences such as job loss, forfeiture of your right to have a gun and conditions of bond including being restricted from any contact with your spouse and children.
Spousal Abuse - Possible Defenses
At LaBar Adams, you can work closely and directly with an Central Florida spousal abuse defense lawyer who will take a balanced, proactive approach to your defense. Our attorneys will hear you out, thoroughly analyze evidence against you and take action to help you avoid conviction or work out manageable consequences. Our legal team's experience and capabilities in domestic violence cases extend to:
- Proving that what really happened does not rise to the level of criminal spousal abuse, or that the accused acted out of self defense
- Establishing that a domestic violence complaint was motivated by revenge or desire for leverage in a divorce or custody case
- Taking into account the role of common factors in domestic disputes such as alcohol and drug abuse
- Working with the state's attorney to avoid prosecution in cases in which the spouse who initially complained no longer wants to press charges
Contact Our Orlando Spousal Abuse Defense Lawyer
Being accused of spousal abuse can quickly turn your life upside down and put your most important relationships on the line along with your freedom and constitutional rights. If you are being charged with spousal abuse you urgently need to get an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer involved in your case. Contact us for a consultation at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced spousal abuse defense attorneys in Orlando will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.