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Gainesville Domestic Violence Attorneys

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges in Florida

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.

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 read your rights, or were denied access to an attorney, we will ask the court to throw out the confession.

Why Call Our Domestic Violence Lawyers?

  • 20+ 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 Law Firm 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.

Arrested for domestic violence? Don't face your charges alone. Contact us today to start your defense. 

Domestic Violence Laws in Florida

Under Florida law, domestic violence is defined as sexual battery, sexual assault, assault or battery, aggravated assault or battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, aggravated stalking or any other offense that results in death or physical injury that is committed against a household or family member.

A family or household member includes:

  • People that have or are currently residing together as a family
  • Former or current spouses
  • People that are related by marriage or blood
  • Parents of a child in common who have or are currently residing together

If you are facing charges for assault on a family member, speak with our Gainesville domestic violence attorney to start your defense today.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Florida?

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

Contact Our Domestic Violence Lawyer in Gainesville Today

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 Gainesville domestic violence lawyer about your case.


Facing charges for domestic violence? Contact a Gainesville domestic violence lawyer at (352) 375-6229 today for your free consultation.

You Need An Experienced Attorney On Your Side

See Why Attorney Miles Kinsell Is The Clear Choice
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Over 20 Years of Experience and a Recognized Record of Success
  • Licensed to Practice in Florida State and Federal Courts
  • Thousands of Cases Handled as a Former State Prosecutor