Miami Domestic Violence Attorneys | Rothman & Associates, P.A.

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Miami Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

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We are led by Miami criminal defense attorney David B. Rothman, a recognized leader in the legal field. Attorney Rothman and Attorney Michael McCrossen are both former prosecutors who understand how the criminal justice system works on both sides of the court. David is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist and Criminal Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, respectively. This specialization gives him the right to refer himself as an expert in this area of the law. Our Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated firm is proud to have his expertise and leadership.

What Does Florida Consider Domestic Violence?

If you are facing accusations of violence, contact our domestic violence lawyer in Miami who is committed to defending and protecting your rights. Do not speak with law enforcement unless you have an attorney present. As the accused, you deserve to have every aspect of your case evaluated to make sure the whole story is being told. Domestic violence accusations are sometimes exaggerated or based on false assumptions, so make sure you are equipped to defend yourself.

What is Considered Domestic Violence?

  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Verbal threats

At Rothman & Associates, P.A. we prioritize your interests and will always provide honest, effective counsel. We know you’re worried about your future, and we will work hard to protect it. Since our firm’s founding in 1980, we have consistently formed lasting, trusting relationships with our clients. You can rely on us to put all our efforts into giving you the smartest, most effective defense possible.

Contact our firm for more information about your charges!

Florida Domestic Violence Penalties and Record Sealing/Expungement

The charges for domestic violence, also known as domestic battery, in Florida as a first degree misdemeanor are a $1,000 fine and up to 1 year in jail or 1 year of probation.

If convicted of domestic violence charges, depending on the degree, you may be facing any of the following penalties:

  • Jail time
  • Hefty fines
  • Losing your rights to your children
  • Loss of personal property that you jointly hold with your spouse
  • Potential for a “strike” on your record
  • Criminal record

Whatever the situation, we make sure we explore all legal avenues and scrutinize all available evidence, including witness testimonies, medical records, and questionable motives. If we believe that your case may benefit from your attendance in counseling or substance abuse programs, we can refer you to experienced professionals.

In Florida, once you plead guilty for a domestic violence charge, this will be on your record permanently. Individuals who have been charged with domestic violence crimes are NOT eligible to have their record expunged or sealed.

Experienced Domestic Abuse Legal Counsel

As a team of former prosecutors, our Miami domestic violence lawyers can help you level the playing field because we understand how domestic violence cases are processed and handled by the state. Our goal is to make sure you receive the most favorable outcome possible, either in a reduction of charges or a complete dismissal.

If you are facing accusations of violence in the home, there are certain defenses in Florida, some of these include:

  • Self-Defense
  • Defense of Property
  • Defense of Others
  • Absence of Injuries
  • Allegations with no other evidence
  • Factual disputes about the incident

Too often, the accused in a domestic violence case is immediately subject to public judgment, and your story never fully heard. Our job as your domestic violence defense attorneys is to make sure this does not happen. You may have been acting in self-defense, or the allegations could be completely false.

Before you are even charged, contact our proactive domestic violence defense lawyers in Miami. We are ready to stand up for your rights. With our dedication to one-on-one attention, you can feel complete confidence in our ability to help you effectively resolve your charges.

Contact our Miami domestic violence attorneys today to begin your personalized case evaluation.

"People Come To Me When Either Their Freedom Or Their Legal Career Is At Stake."

-David B. Rothman, P.A.

Experienced Criminal Defense

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Facing a criminal accusation is definitely among one of the most frightening situations to be in. At Rothman & Associates, P.A., our lawyers have been defending accused individuals throughout Miami-Dade County for more than 4 decades. Our criminal lawyers in Miami have a long-standing reputation for providing hard-hitting criminal defense that is always professional and passionate. We have served individuals and businesses in some of the most complex charges. We can challenge any incriminating evidence used against you by seeking the help of leading forensic accountants, handwriting analysts, private investigators, and computer experts.

When your freedom is at stake, trust an Award-Winning Law Firm Led by a Criminal Law Expert.

David B. Rothman a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist and Criminal Trial Lawyer recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, respectively. This specialization gives him the right to refer himself as an expert in this area of the law. Our Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated firm is proud to have his expertise and leadership.

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