A domestic violence arrest will have an immediate impact on your life. When police have been called out on a domestic dispute, they are going to be on the lookout for any signs of physical abuse and they will make an arrest if they see such evidence. Once a domestic violence charge has been filed, the state attorney will not drop the charges, even if the other party to the situation requests it.
Domestic violence charges will come with either a restraining order or conditions of release that function essentially the same as a restraining order. Some of the terms that are commonly part of an order or conditions include:
- Not being able to return home
- No contact with the victim of the domestic violence
- No contact with your children
- No possession of firearms (especially true when a firearm was an element in the original case)
- No alcohol
Experienced Spousal Abuse Lawyer Serving Lynn Haven
At Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., our Panama City domestic violence defense lawyer has been practicing law in Florida since 1983. His trial experience includes having been an assistant state attorney for almost 21 years and an assistant public defender for over seven years. Stan Peacock knows Florida criminal courts. We take those decades of experience and combine them with a commitment to truly helping our clients.
We begin our defense by getting to know you and your connections to your family and the community. Finding out who you are will help us build the positive narrative to achieve goals such as being released on bond, bond reduction and release on your own recognizance.
We have a reputation for doing our homework on cases. If your actions were a result of self-defense or your spouse is accusing you to gain child custody during a divorce, we will know your story better than anyone in that courtroom.
Domestic Violence Defense for Military Service Members
If you are a member of the military and you have been charged with domestic violence, it may be handled in a number of ways. Often, if a service member has a pending charge, he or she will not be allowed to deploy. However, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps may also work out a solution where deployment occurs and the case is resolved in the military justice system.
Tyndall Air Force Base and the U.S. Navy Support Activity Center, which include the Naval Diving and Training Center, and (EOD) Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, are all located in Bay County, Florida. Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field are located in nearby Okaloosa County, Florida. Stan Peacock is familiar with JAG involvement at these military bases and the processing of military personnel that may have criminal charges pending in Bay County as well as those going through a military divorce.