As a criminal defense law firm in Tampa, we are often asked whether or not your domestic violence charge will be a misdemeanor or a felony. Unfortunately, the answer is it depends on the particulars of your case.

When Is Domestic Violence A Felony?

Serious injuries and violent acts can result in felony charges. In addition, you should be mindful of the fact that even though it’s the most simple interaction — a slap in the face or spitting at somebody could be a felony charge.

It can also depend on the circumstances, such as what’s your history? Are you somebody who’s had prior convictions/ prior cases? Even the most simple acts could result in felony charges.

That’s why you’re going to take your domestic violence allegations seriously. You don’t want to be overcharged and you don’t want to be walking yourself into a felony case when the reality was you didn’t do anything that warrants a felony.