Florida Domestic Violence Lawyer Representing Individuals Charged with Domestic Violence in Volusia County and Flagler County
Attorney Sam N. Masters, founder of Sam Masters Legal, is a former prosecutor and Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of legal and courtroom trial experience. Mr. Masters has spent most of his legal career representing individuals charged with crimes such as domestic violence and battery throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties.
When you or a loved one has been accused of spousal battery and abuse, the accused is facing serious criminal charges and a tarnished reputation amongst his or her family members, friends and colleagues.
Under Florida Law, if police are called to a home for domestic violence or a domestic dispute, the officers on the scene are required to make an arrest if either party makes an accusation of abuse. The mere accusation or threat of physical contact can typically result in a mandatory “cool off” period at the county jail regardless of proof or evidence to substantiate the accusation. This protocol is due to the frequency of domestic violence leading to major injuries and deaths in Florida. Highly publicized cases also have encouraged the legislature to enact and pass laws increasing protections for abuse victims and punishments related to spousal abuse.
In Florida there is a special prosecution unit within the state attorney offices that is specially trained to prosecute domestic violence issues. These attorneys understand all of the complex legal issues surrounding the prosecution of these cases. Unfortunately, even if the couple reconciles, the State often proceeds with the prosecution of these cases regardless of whether or not the alleged victim is cooperative or not.
Domestic violence involves a variety of criminal charges:
- Assault and battery
- Criminal Trespass
- False Imprisonment
- Rape or Sexual Assault
- Violations of Restraining Orders
The impact of a domestic violence conviction on your criminal record is serious. You should contest spousal abuse charges with the help of an aggressive Daytona Beach domestic violence defense attorney. Sam Masters Legal puts more than 35 years of experience to work for you by rigorously challenging the State of Florida’s criminal case and facts against you. In the event that you or a loved one has been charged with domestic battery; you can trust your legal defense to Sam Masters Legal.