Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Boca Raton & Palm Beach
If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, your defense should be placed in the hands of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A conviction for spousal abuse or family assault can have serious consequences – you may be looking at jail time, and you will have to report the conviction on future job, loan and housing applications.
Attorney Peter Perettine of Boca Raton, Florida, is an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer who has practiced criminal law in the Boca Raton area since 1985.
Our Approach in Domestic Violence Defense Cases
Our first priority in defense of domestic violence charges is to get our clients out of jail at the first appearance. The first appearance is especially important in domestic violence defense cases, because it is the first opportunity to get our client released on bond or on their own recognizance.
Our second priority in domestic violence defense cases is to build a defense that will keep our client from serving a jail sentence. Depending on the circumstances and the criminal history of our client, we may be able to successfully argue that our client is a good candidate for a batterer’s intervention program. This is a 26-week program of counseling involving both group and individual therapy. If you successfully complete the program, the domestic assault charges against you may be dropped. This is one of the most successful outcomes possible in a domestic assault case, since it keeps your criminal record clear of a conviction for domestic violence.
Our third priority in domestic violence cases is to help our clients with a sealing or expungement of their record. In some circumstances, we may be able to have the domestic violence charge expunged from your record or have that portion of your record sealed. This is a fairly straightforward process, and it can be critically important to your future.
We offer free initial telephone consultations and in-person consultations for a reasonable flat fee that is credited against a client’s retainer fee if we are hired. Discuss your case in a confidential setting with an experienced attorney. Call us at (561) 368-6042 or send text to cell: (561) 251-2104 and we will respond promptly.