Fort Walton Beach Military Domestic Violence Lawyer
Here in Okaloosa County, our community has the privilege of being surrounded by some of the nation’s largest military bases. With such a high population of military personnel, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Walton Beach who is ready to defend our military members who devote their lives to defending us.
Why is a Domestic Violence Charge Different for Military Members?
While a domestic violence charge in Fort Walton Beach is serious for a civilian, the same charge for a military member is devastating. Not only do you have to face the challenges of civilian court, but you will also face serious repercussions that could cost you your career. A domestic violence charge will not be taken lightly by the prosecuting attorney or your commanding officers.
- Potential Penalties of a Domestic Violence Conviction Include:
- Losing your right and ability to own or carry a firearm;
- Losing your security clearance;
- Separation from the military;
- Losing your benefits; and
- Jail time.
I was Arrested for Domestic Violence, Now What?
With the abundance of pressures and stress military members face, it is no surprise that most of the cases we see in Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa County involving military members are Domestic Violence, and in 99% of cases, commanding officers find out about the arrest immediately and want you to get it taken care of as soon as possible. We understand the significance of taking charge and resolving your domestic violence case in a timely manner so that your career is not adversely affected. Call Flaherty Defense Firm at (850) 243-6097 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options and what we can do for you.
The Judge Issued a No Contact Order; I Don’t Know What To Do
We can help you with getting a no contact order lifted so you can return home and have contact with your significant other. When setting bond, most judges will issue a no contact order to protect the alleged victim. If you violate this order, you will land back in jail until the resolution of your case. We will work with your spouse, fiancé, girlfriend, boyfriend, or anyone else necessary to get the order dropped or changed to no violent contact. Let us help get you home.
What Can Your Firm Do For Me?
We will approach the case in a manner that will force the prosecutor to “put up or shut up.” We prepare every case to go to trial and don’t back down when defending you. The best possible options for resolution of your Fort Walton Beach domestic violence charge are either a dismissal of the charges or a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). A DPA is a diversionary agreement that guarantees a full dismissal of your case if the agreed-upon conditions are met.
Call a Fort Walton Beach Domestic Violence Attorney
If you or a family member is in the military and have been arrested for domestic violence in Fort Walton Beach or Okaloosa County, you need a defense lawyer who knows how important it is to your career that the charges be dropped. Here at Flaherty Defense Firm, we are honored to have helped countless military personnel through this difficult time in their lives, and we are ready to help you. Call us at (850) 243-6097 and let’s talk about what we can do to get your case resolved.