Domestic Violence is any violent conduct against another when the victim of said violence is a family member or co-habitant of your residence. If charged with domestic violence, the defendant is often removed from the residence and issued a “stay away” order from the victim. A stay-away order is an order issued by the Judge presiding over the criminal case that requires no contact by the defendant with the victim.
Domestic Violence is a crime of moral turpitude. That means that the Federal Government and many similar agencies and employers view a conviction of Domestic Violence negatively. Indeed, Domestic Violence can be grounds for deportation, loss of certain licenses. A conviction for Domestic Violence cannot be sealed or expunged.
If you are charged with Domestic Violence in South Florida, it is very important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to review your case before you take any independent action.