In Florida, a person accused of the criminal offense of Domestic Violence will be held in jail without bond until they are brought before a judge to be advised of the criminal charges. In most cases, they will be ordered to stay away from the alleged victim. If you have been charged with domestic violence against a child or a spouse, you do not have the privilege of preventing your child or spouse from testifying against you in court. There is no Spousal Immunity in Florida. The only privilege extending to Husband and Wife is the privilege of Confidential Communications between Husband and Wife that occurred during a valid marriage. If you have been charged with a criminal offense of domestic violence, consult a criminal defense attorney to discuss your rights and privileges. Criminal defense attorney Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been practicing since 1991 in Miami Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County. His experience in criminal law court and can be utilized to defend you in criminal proceedings. If you have been charged with a criminal law violation, call Hassett and Associates, P.A. 24 hours per day seven days per week for a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney regarding your rights
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.