Gainesville Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence charge? Call (352) 260-0696.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, it’s critical that you hire a Gainesville criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in domestic violence defense. And you can’t afford to delay.

Why call our domestic violence lawyers?

  • 15+ years’ of criminal law experience in your corner
  • One-on-one service and tireless defense of your innocence
  • Proven track record that includes not-guilty verdicts
  • High recommendations from past clients

We at Kinsell & Whitaker are a defense firm serving the Gainesville, Florida area, and we can deliver superior defense for domestic violence charges. We have helped countless people win dismissals or reductions of their charges. Our commitment to you is that we will work hard, keep up good communication, and relentlessly advocate for you.


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Penalties for a Domestic Violence Conviction

The State of Florida takes domestic violence seriously and exacts harsh penalties. A first-time offender can be charged for first class misdemeanor. If someone has a prior battery charge, the prosecutor can increase the charge to domestic violence third degree, a felony.

A misdemeanor domestic violence conviction could mean:

  • One year in jail
  • $1,000 fine
  • 26 to 29 weeks’ domestic violence intervention program
  • Loss of gun permits
  • Loss of access to home

A felony domestic violence conviction could mean:

  • Five years in prison
  • $5,000 fine
  • Five years of probation
  • Loss of gun permits
  • Loss of access to home

Defense Lawyer in Gainesville for Domestic Violence

We know the stakes are high, and we will fight step-by-step in your defense. We will defend your constitutional rights against self-incrimination. For instance, if you made a confession but were not ready our rights, or were denied access to an attorney, we will ask the court to throw out the confession.

We will closely examine any witnesses against you and object strenuously to any improper testimony. Our first step depends on you. We need to quickly round up evidence and talk to all potential witnesses. But we can only start once we know about your case. Call now to speak to a domestic violence attorney about your case.

Contact a Gainesville domestic violence lawyer today for your free, confidential consultation.

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