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Here at Hackworth Law, our Tampa attorneys have experience when it comes to handling allegations against individuals who are accused of violence against others. In many of these cases, there is another side to the story that law enforcement simply never considered. Our job is to make sure the State Attorney’s Office and law enforcement can hear your side and not just the alleged victim’s side. When you need a domestic violence attorney in Tampa, you can trust the legal team at Hackworth Law.
Many times, these individuals are able to rely on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statute in their defense. We successfully relied on this defense in the case of the State of Florida v. Ralph Wald. Wald was charged with second-degree murder, we successfully argued that our Client was acting in lawful self-defense when he shot a man, he believed was raping his wife. Ultimately, Mr. Wald was acquitted by a jury on May 30, 2013. This is just one of the examples of our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorneys being successful in these sorts of cases.
Our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorneys also have handled many cases involving misdemeanor battery and/or assault. Few crimes are more frustrating for individuals then misdemeanor battery because of how little contact is necessary for the charge. Our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorneys discuss the low standard required for a battery charge in “Do I have to actually touch someone to be charged with a simple battery?” In short, the distinction between battery and assault is that battery involves touching, while assault does not require a touch or strike.
These cases are very complex because they have long-lasting implications on individual’s records and future employment abilities. Many employers will not consider hiring someone with a history violence because of liability concerns. Like other domestic violence cases, these are often used by people for leverage in family law cases for additional alimony or time sharing of children.
Understanding your side is the first step in cases of assault and domestic violence. Our attorneys are here to protect your rights and will work hard to ensure false allegations do not impact your family law case. If you are in need of a family attorney in Tampa, our attorneys would be happy to take on your case. We strongly encourage people to speak with an attorney when they are involved in these matters. Contact our law firm for additional information and to discover how we can assist you in this challenging time.