A Lake County domestic violence case can turn your life upside down. A no contact order is often issued at first appearance driving a wedge between the family and causing additional financial strain by forcing the family to maintain two households. This is usually based off of a trumped up police report and the opinion of an emotional and upset significant other or neighbor who doesn't know the whole story. Once the police get called someone almost always goes to jail. Once you go to jail conditions attach and your lifestyle can suffer dramatic changes. You will likely have conditions on your release called "Pre-trial release". Common conditions in the Lake County can include no contact, no violent contact, no drugs or alcohol and reporting to pre-trial release. These conditions are very serious because if you violate them you can be remanded into custody, your bond can be revoked and in Lake County domestic violence cases can be facing an additional misdemeanor charge. A Lake County domestic violence lawyer can help remove or minimize these conditions. Lake County Domestic Violence attorney Kevin J. Pitts can help you get your life back to normal. Mr. Pitts understands all the issues involved with a Domestic violence case and can help minimize the impact the charge has on you. Lake County attorney Kevin Pitts also has attorneys that handle Lake County divorce, family law and injunction cases. If you or a family member has been accused of domestic violence in Lake County contact attorney Kevin Pitts to set up a free case evaluation. Domestic violence attorney Kevin Pitts can be reached at 352-508-7575. Mr. Pitts is a former prosecutor who has been practicing only criminal defense since 2010.
A Lake County domestic violence charge carries with it some serious consequences. The state attorney's office typically requests a 26 week Domestic Violence class. A Lake County domestic violence charge carries with it some serious consequences. The state attorney's office typically requests a 26 week Domestic Violence class. If you are convicted of domestic violence you will no longer be able to own a handgun for personal protection or even a rifle or shotgun for hunting. Under a federal law known as the Lautenberg Act, it is a crime for any person who has ever been convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to possess any firearm. 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9). Violation of this statute is a federal offense that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. 18 U.S.C. Section 924(a)(2). Under the Lautenberg Act, any conviction for domestic violence, domestic battery, domestic assault, or any similar charge makes it illegal to possess, own, buy, or sell a firearm. In addition to losing the right to bear arms. Some of the possible sanctions for a Lake County domestic violence charge are listed below.
Lake County Misdemeanors Domestic Battery
- Jail sentence up to 1 year
- Counseling anger management and or 26 week domestic violence class
- Community service hours
- Fines, Court Costs and or Charitable Donations
- Stay-Away or No Contact Order from the victim for up to a year (permanently if an injunction is filed and granted)
Lake County Felony Domestic Battery
- Jail time (time can range from 1 day in the County Jail to multiple years in Florida State Prison depending on the charge and alleged injuries)
- Counseling (anger management and/or 26 week domestic violence classes)
- Community Service Hours
- Various fines, Court Costs and/or Charitable Donations
- No Contact or Stay-Away Order from the alleged victim for years (permanently if an injunction is filed and granted).