Ocala Domestic Violence Attorney
Carrie Proctor aggressively defends client’s accused of domestic violence in Ocala and the surrounding area.
Domestic Violence refers to any sort of willful neglect, assault, battery or intimidation committed by a family or household member. Often times the accused party in a domestic violence case is not entitled to a bond until they appear before the judge. Domestic violence issues are often times considered a personal matter which the involved parties want to resolve on their own. Unfortunately once a person has been accused of domestic violence and the police have gotten involved this is no longer possible. The state attorney makes the decision whether or not to prosecute, as it is a criminal act, and many times the victim can not drop the case or choose not to persecute.
Accusations of domestic violence, often times untrue or blown out of proportion can result in serious consequences. These consequences include but are not limited to jail or prison time, a criminal record and the loss of your constitutional right to possess a firearm. If accused of committing an act of domestic violence, it is important for you to contact an attorney immediately. Carrie Proctor has defended persons accused of domestic violence in Ocala and the surrounding area for over 17 years. Call now for expert advice.
A: If you’re arrested on a domestic violence charge, you will be held without a bond until you appear before a judge. At that initial appearance, if the victim is not present, the judge will order very specific conditions of your release. The specific conditions can include the requirement that you have a GPS monitor placed on you, that you not have any contact with the alleged victim, and that you not return to your home.
A: Your attorney will have to reach out to the state attorney’s office and input will have to be received from the alleged victim of the domestic violence. Once that is accomplished, that information will be relayed to the judge. A hearing may or may not be required.
A: Only the state attorney’s office can drop the charge, whether or not you’re the victim of a domestic violence. The first step is to find out who the prosecutor is that’s assigned to the case, set an appointment up to meet with that prosecutor, and then sign what is known as a waiver of prosecution.
A: You can be charged with domestic violence solely based upon a person making an accusation against you with no physical evidence, but keep in mind, being accused or charged with a crime is not necessarily the same as being convicted of that crime. That would include the domestic violence charges.