Domestic Violence Attorney for St. Petersburg, Largo, Tampa, Pasco and Clearwater
You need a defense attorney with the experience and knowledge to handle domestic violence charges. If conflict in a relationship attracts the attention of law enforcement, it can change lives. It can take relatively little physical contact — sometimes simply a perceived threat — to lead to a criminal domestic violence charge, and the results can be immediate and significant.
If you are facing an allegation of domestic violence, the consequences can be very serious. Whether the charge is Domestic Assault, Domestic Battery, Felony Aggravated Battery, Battery by Strangulation or Depriving Victim of Ability to Call 911, any domestic violence charge is serious. Work with legal counsel who can guide you and has the experience to be effective helping clients accused of criminal misconduct. Attorney Garry L. Potts, in Clearwater, Florida, has built a strong criminal law background spanning two decades.
Act in Your Defense
Whether you have been accused by a criminal complaint or have been served with a civil injunction for spousal abuse or domestic violence, you need to take immediate steps to act in your own defense. Failing to do so can have a range of significant and damaging results, such as:
- Expensive fines
- Jail time
- A felony record
- Loss of certain civil rights
- Being named in a protection or restraining order
- Not being allowed in your own home
- Not being allowed to be with your family or children
Many clients are shocked to discover how quickly a spousal disagreement or heated argument can become so serious. At the Law Office of Garry Potts clients have included individuals who have never had a criminal record, yet suddenly find themselves unable to go to the home they have lived in for decades and facing a potential felony conviction.
Consult With a Lawyer Today
An accusation of domestic violence is not something you are advised to handle alone. Whether to charges are completely untrue, exaggerated or not, there are legal strategies to move forward towards the best conclusion to the case. By no means should someone accused of a crime of domestic violence make a statement or speak to the police before first speaking to an attorney. Information that the police get during their interview of the suspect is often used as evidence to strengthen the criminal prosecution of the case. An experienced criminal law attorney can make sure that law enforcement and the prosecution get your side of the situation without jeopardizing your right to remain silent. Get the representation and advice you need to protect yourself and your future. Call 727-538-4166 in the Tampa area or reach Attorney Garry Potts online by clicking here to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.