Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney
Have you been charged with a domestic violence offense?
The Florida laws which govern acts of domestic violence are aggressively enforced and require immediate action by a defense lawyer who is experienced in defending such cases. Retaining a Tampa domestic violence attorney to safeguard your rights is crucial from the beginning of your case to help establish a strong defense that can possibly help you in avoiding being charged, or in getting acquitted and avoiding punishment.
At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger you receive professional and highly experienced legal counsel. As a former top prosecutor at the State Attorney's Office, and having tried over 100 serious criminal trials, Attorney Tim Hessinger now assists those who need help the most -- those accused of criminal offenses, including all types of domestic violence charges.
As with any criminal accusation, early involvement can be significant to the outcome of your case.
Types of Cases We Handle
Domestic abuse is any type of verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual battery towards a member of one's own household.
Assault & battery are actually two separate crimes but are usually categorized together. Assault is the threat of violence towards another person while battery is the actual carrying out of these threats. Sometimes one parent will take their child from the other parent without asking permission. If they do, they could be charged with
kidnapping/false imprisonment. When someone is accused of
child abuse or
spousal abuse, they may be issued a
restraining order. A
restraining order violation could lead to being held in contempt of court.
Stalking / aggravated stalking involves continually harassing a victim with malicious intent. If you have any further questions regarding domestic violence, contact a member of our legal team or see the links below:
Contact a domestic violence lawyer in Tampa
The penalties in domestic violence cases can be severe, resulting in jail or prison time, fines, loss of visitation with your children and losing access to your home. Our legal team at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger will endeavor to find the best defense options in your case and to take early action that could assist you in avoiding being charged at all. This must take place prior to formal charges, and we urge you to contact us as soon as you have been arrested. Avoiding a conviction and the consequences and affect on your future is our goal. When you retain our firm, you can trust us to provide you with personalized service and effective legal counsel. It is vital that you have a consultation to discuss your circumstances and we can advise you how we will proceed in defending your case.
Contact a Tampa domestic violence lawyer
when facing criminal charges for domestic violence.