Domestic Violence Defense Attorney In Panama City

A domestic violence arrest will have an immediate impact on your life. When police are called to a domestic dispute, they are on the lookout for any signs of physical abuse and will make an arrest if they see such evidence. Once a domestic abuse charge has been filed, the state attorney will not drop the charges, even if the other party requests it. That is why it is so important to get experienced legal representation on your side.

At the law firm of Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., our Panama City defense lawyer for domestic violence charges has been practicing law in Florida since 1983. Stan Peacock has a wealth of criminal trial experience that includes working as an assistant state attorney for 21 years and as a Panama City public defender for more than seven years. We will apply those decades of experience to your case as we work to provide you with the strongest possible defense.

The Consequences Of A Domestic Abuse Charge Are Felt Almost Immediately

A domestic violence charge comes with either a restraining order or conditions of release which function essentially the same as a restraining order. Some of the terms or conditions that are common in these cases 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

Providing A Comprehensive, Personalized Defense

We begin our criminal defense work 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/or a release on your own recognizance.

We have a reputation for doing our homework. If your actions were a result of self-defense or if your spouse is making false accusations to gain an advantage in a divorce, we will know your story better than anyone in that courtroom.

Domestic Violence Defense For Military Service Members

Things are handled differently for members of the military who have been accused of domestic abuse. Usually, if a service member has charges pending against him or her, he or she will not be allowed to deploy. However, the 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.

We are familiar with the JAG Corps at Tyndall Air Force Base, the U.S. Navy Support Activity Center, Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. We also have experience representing military personnel who may have criminal charges pending in Bay County and the surrounding areas.

We Offer A Consultation On All Criminal Allegations

If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to seek legal representation right away. Contact us online or call 850-215-2112 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.