Seek a Skilled Domestic Violence Attorney

Glenn Swiatek Domestic Violence AttorneyNeed a skilled domestic violence attorney in the Fort Walton Beach, FL area? If you have recently been accused of domestic violence, it is imperative that you secure the legal assistance of a skilled Fort Walton Beach domestic violence defense lawyer like Glenn Swiatek. Domestic Violence is an extremely serious crime that deserves a vigorous defense – you need to be confident you are doing everything in your power to defend your rights. By working with someone who understands the complex process surrounding domestic violence, you can breathe easier knowing that you will have someone there to help you combat the charges being held against you.

The crime of domestic violence occurs when one person who is or has been in a familial type relationship with another person, commits a crime of violence against that person. A crime of violence is not necessarily limited to an assault or battery. It could also include the crimes of stalking and false imprisonment.

All law enforcement agencies in Northwest Florida have a pro-arrest and mandatory arrest policy if they have to respond to a domestic violence call. Law Enforcement discretion is extremely limited. This is because state intervention has been promoted by advocacy groups as a way of helping and protecting battered women who have also been psychologically traumatized. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers because of the pro-arrest/mandatory arrest policies will arrest the person they feel is the primary aggressor. More than any other crime that we know of, law enforcement’s attitude towards you is that you are guilty until proven innocent.

IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF THE CRIME OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THERE IS A MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF 5 DAYS IN THE COUNTY JAIL.

CONTACT GLENN SWIATEK – A SKILLED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY.

Military Members

If you are in the military it is imperative that you retain a domestic violence attorney to handle your domestic violence case. If you are convicted, you could be removed from the military because you will no longer be able to carry a firearm. Domestic violence charges are charges which can never be sealed or expunged. It is very important to hire an attorney to represent you and to find a way to have the case dismissed or pled to a lesser offense.