Domestic Violence

Boca Raton Domestic Battery Attorney

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

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It is difficult to escape stereotypes associated with domestic violence. Many people automatically assume that an individual is guilty without understanding the entire situation. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, a domestic battery charge may be reduced or dismissed. Charlie Mead has practiced law since 1991 at the law offices of  Charles B. Mead, P.A.. Attorney Mead takes the time to get to know his clients to understand their side of the case. He will aggressively defend your rights and represent your best legal  interests. Contact Florida sexual assault attorney Charlie Mead immediately to discuss your options. He offers free initial consultations and offsite visits.

Domestic violence is a crime of enhancement. Each time an individual is convicted, the penalties increase. Additionally, the severity of injuries and other circumstances of the incident can cause enhanced penalties. A misdemeanor of domestic violence or simple battery can result in a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Aggravated battery involving serious injuries or sexual battery will result in a felony charge where the penalties are more severe.

As a  criminal defense lawyer, attorney Mead strives to raise affirmative defenses such as self defense, necessity, duress and so on. In addition, he works to ensure that the jury understands the term reasonable doubt, which lies at the very heart of the criminal justice system. In all of his cases, Attorney Mead zealously works to establish reasonable doubt in jurors’ minds by undermining the State’s case, witnesses, and evidence. And under Florida law, if the jury has any reasonable doubt that his client did not commit the alleged crime, the judge will instruct the jury that it must find his client not guilty.

Pretrial Intervention Program

Under Florida law, any first offender, or any person previously convicted of not more than one nonviolent misdemeanor, who is charged with any misdemeanor or felony of the third degree may be eligible for release into the pretrial intervention program. If the pretrial intervention program is successfully completed the criminal charges against the individual are dropped and the case is nolle prossed by the State. As such, some clients are able to avoid jail time, fines, court costs and a criminal record by successfully completing a pretrial intervention program. Pretrial Intervention therefore can be a very effective way to avoid penalties, a criminal record, court costs and fines. However, consulting with a qualified attorney first is most important  in order to ensure that  individuals understand all their legal rights and options.

Boca Raton Attorney Charlie Mead Can Help

The best advice when being arrested for any crime, whether it be for a misdemeanor or felony, is to invoke your constitutional right to remain silent until you have qualified representation. If you are being charged with a criminal offense, speak with an attorney immediately. Call  Palm Beach County Attorney Charlie Mead today.

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