When To Hire A Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
I am often ask when is the best time to hire a lawyer when someone has been arrested for domestic violence charges in Florida. IMMEDIATELY. When a person is arrested in Florida for domestic violence charges they are taken to jail and held with no bond until they see a judge at an initial appearance hearing. At the initial appearance hearing the judge will determine what the amount of the bond will be and what the conditions of release on that bond will be. Having an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer present at the initial appearance hearing can have an affect on the amount of the bond and if the person is going to be allowed to have contact with the victim and go home. If the judge orders no contact with the victim and no return to the residence of the victim at the initial appearance hearing it will be at least a week and normally longer before a lawyer can get a hearing to ask for those conditions of release to be modified. If an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer and the victim are present at the initial appearance hearing then the arrested person has a much better chance of being able to have contact with the victim and to return to the residence with the victim if that is what the victim wants. The State of Florida is going to have a lawyer there against the arrested person so the arrested person better have one there for them. If you would like to discuss how I can help, the consultation is free. Please call me at 407-740-8300, text me at 407-616-8808 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.