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Domestic Battery by Strangulation

An act of domestic violence is a devastating event that has the potential to tear a family apart. Law enforcement takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously. In some instances, an alleged victim’s saying “I was choked” is enough to get you arrested for domestic violence by strangulation.

If you have been arrested solely based off of the word of another person, you deserve an opportunity to tell your side of the story. Consult with a Palm Beach County domestic violence attorney as soon as possible.

West Palm Beach Domestic Violence by Strangulation Lawyer

Andrew D. Stine devotedly represents individuals who have been charged with domestic violence by strangulation in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas.   Attorney Stine is a skilled domestic violence defense attorney who will fight to prove that you are the victim of false or exaggerated allegations.

Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 and set up a consultation on your domestic violence charges. Your first consultation is free, so call us today.

Information on Domestic Violence by Strangulation in Florida

Elements of Domestic Violence by Strangulation

Domestic battery by strangulation occurs when an individual intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood of a dating partner, household member, or family member, by applying pressure to the throat or blocking the nose/mouth against the other person’s will (Fla. Stat. § 784.041(2)(a)).

A family or household member can include a spouse, blood relative, and relative by marriage, resident of the same home, dating partner, or individuals who have a child in common.

Penalties for Domestic Violence by Strangulation

In Florida, domestic battery by strangulation is considered a third degree felony and carries a potential five year prison sentence, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Aside from these penalties, individuals convicted of this crime can also be ordered to attend anger management courses, domestic violence awareness programs, counseling, and other appropriate penalties.

It is important to note that a guilty plea or plea of no contest will lead to at least one year of probation and the requirement to participate in a domestic violence prevention program.

Protective Order Hearings in West Palm Beach

In some cases, when an individual is charged with domestic violence, the courts will issue an order of protection, preventing the alleged offender from coming into contact with the defendant, his or her children, or other family members.

If you are accused of domestic violence and a restraining order has been put in place against you, you have the right to a protective order hearing. Your West Palm Beach defense attorney can represent you at the hearing and work to have the order of protective lifted.

Disproving Domestic Violence by Strangulation Charges in Palm Beach County

If you have been accused of felony domestic violence in Wellington, Palm Springs, Lantana, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, or the surrounding areas, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A.. Stine is a highly skilled domestic violence lawyer who will use his knowledge and experience to disprove the claims against you.

Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 to set up your free consultation so that we can discuss the domestic violence charges against you.