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Domestic Violence

Serving Tampa and Clearwater Since 1971

If you are accused of a crime in which the victim is related to you by marriage or lives with you, the offense likely falls within the mandatory domestic violence guidelines. Given the recent politics of domestic violence crimes, these matters are now aggressively prosecuted by all agencies. If you have been arrested for domestic battery in Florida, it is important to consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The best chance an attorney has to influence the outcome in your domestic battery case is in the crucial period immediately following your arrest, before formal charges are filed.

Our office employs its own dedicated and experienced investigator who, in conjunction with our experienced attorneys, coordinates and provides prompt, economical and thorough investigative services.

A skilled domestic violence lawyer from the criminal defense firm of Carlson & Meissner is ready to help. We will advocate for your best interests and present your side of the story.

In Florida, the law encourages police to make arrests in domestic disputes, even in the smallest altercations. Once someone has called the police in connection with a domestic dispute, serious legal processes are set into motion. Even if a fight was two-sided, if both parties claim the other person started the fight, it is up to the police to decide who will be arrested and charged with a crime.

We help defend clients in all domestic matters including:

  • Battery
  • Spousal battery
  • Domestic injunctions
  • Violation of injunctions
  • Restraining orders
  • Violation of temporary or permanent restraining orders
  • Battery on a pregnant person
  • Assault
  • Stalking

Conviction in a domestic battery case can have serious consequences, including:

  • Jail time
  • Substantial fines
  • Court ordered counseling
  • Limitations on traveling outside the state
  • Restriction in your ability to possess firearms
  • Limitations in your contact with family members

The experienced domestic violence defense attorneys at Carlson & Meissner can help protect your rights in this often complicated and emotional area of law.

If you have been arrested for domestic violence, contact leading Tampa criminal defense lawyers at 877-728-9653 right away for help.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. defend your rights in domestic violence cases in Tampa, Bradenton, Clearwater, New Port Richey, ‚Äčand Spring Hill. Our domestic violence lawyers also serve Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Hillsborough and Hernando Counties in Florida. We have 5 locations and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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