Battery and Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense Lawyers of Martin County, FL

The criminal defense attorneys at The Colter Law Group represent individuals who have been charged with battery, domestic violence and other crimes of violence in the state of Florida. The Florida state legislature has taken a tough stance against crimes of violence, and some police officers in Martin County require little evidence to justify an arrest. Regardless of the allegations, you have several defenses available to you: self defense, defense of others, provocation, mutual combat and others. If you have been arrested for a crime of violence or been arrested for domestic violence in Stuart or the surrounding communities, the criminal defense lawyers of the Colter Law Group can help you build a strong defense. Contact us immediately to discuss your case.

Domestic Violence Crimes in the State of Florida

In order for a crime to be classified as "domestic violence," the suspect must have held domestic relationship with the victim. Under Florida Statute 741.28

"Family or household member" means spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.

The criminal defense lawyers at Stuart, FL’s Colter Law Group represent individuals who are facing all domestic violence charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Violation of a Restraining Order
  • Stalking
  • False Imprisonment
  • Sexual Battery
  • Homicide

Regardless of whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need to be proactive in your legal defense and retain the services of a top Florida criminal defense lawyer with experience in crimes of violence and domestic violence charges.

Professional Private Criminal Defense Lawyers of South Florida

At the Colter Law Group, the legal rights of our clients are our attorneys’ primary focus. If you are facing charges for a crime of violence or domestic battery contact the Stuart, FL office of the Colter Law Group at (772) 888-0883.