Sometimes, a conversation can escalate into a violent fight leading to the physical harm of another. Most of these arguments are caused by an irrational thought with no concern for the consequences. However, the consequences stemming from the criminal charge can be staggering. If one has been arrested for a similar crime, one should obtain an experienced attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights are protected.
According to Fox News Fort Lauderdale, former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson will serve one year of probation as part of his plea agreement for a domestic battery charge. The charge came after Johnson allegedly head-butted his then-wife Evelyn Lozada during an argument over a receipt for condoms. In addition to the probation, Johnson will undergo counseling and pay Lozada’s medical costs.
Passion and emotion can drive a person to invoke physical harm on others. Many times, Jacksonville domestic violence cases of this nature are crimes that seen as routine spousal abuse; however, this is not always the case. Many times, the accused has simply lost all control for a brief moment. Unfortunately for the accused, many judges and juries do will not see this picture of a briefly crazed individual.
When one is arrested for domestic violence, one will be jailed without bond until one meets with a judge. Usually during one’s first appearance in court, the judge will determine the terms of release. These conditions will typically involve restrictions such as being restrained from having any contact with the victim, not returning to the home, and not possessing firearms. If a homeowner has someone living in their home and the owner is accused of domestic violence, that can be ordered out of their own home while the other person occupies it.
The charge of Domestic Violence is a transformer, adding a different twist to each charge under the umbrella of charges in the domestic violence category, such as assault and battery. different charges. However, all people found guilty of domestic violence must successfully complete a 26 week batterers intervention program. This program was instituted in order to reduce repeat offenders.
When a person is found guilty of a Domestic Violence offense his or her arrest record will be permanent. A Domestic Violence charge cannot be sealed or expunged. This means anyone can look up one’s record and see the domestic violence conviction. This is very detrimental to those trying to obtain a job, as many employers automatically assume that the person is violent regardless of the facts
One has but few options when being attacked by the possibility of a criminal prosecution. One can give in to the charge, or one can obtain anexperienced Jacksonville felony-violent crimes defense attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights and defenses are known and protected.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source: Chad Johnson gets probation, FOX News Ft. Lauderdale