Domestic Violence


Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer Michael G. Salazar, Jr. represents individuals who have been charged with domestic battery and other domestic violence crimes in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Florida law and the policies of local police departments encourage law enforcement officers to make an arrest when they respond to any scene where domestic violence is suspected—even when it’s impossible to determine who the primary aggressor is or the alleged victim declines prosecution. Consequently, many individuals are arrested and charged with domestic violence crimes on questionable evidence. The Salazar Law Firm has been defending those accused of domestic crimes for over twenty years. Attorney Salazar has an established record of acquittals and sentence reductions. Don’t lose valuable time in securing representation; schedule an appointment immediately.

Domestic Violence Crimes in FL

In order for a crime to be classified as “Domestic Violence” in the state of Florida, the defendant and the alleged victim must be spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are currently or have in the past resided together as a family, or individuals who have a child together. Unlike most crimes against persons, domestic battery does not require the victim to sign an affidavit indicating that he or she wishes to prosecute. Furthermore, in cases where both parties are alleging that they were attacked by the other, responding police officers are instructed by statute to determine which was the primary aggressor and make an arrest.

Private Criminal Defense Lawyer of South Florida

Criminal defense lawyer Michael Salazar of Florida represents individuals who have been accused of the following domestic violence offenses:

  • Domestic Assault and Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery
  • False Imprisonment and Kidnapping
  • Sexual Battery
  • Stalking and Aggravated Stalking
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Violation of a Restraining Order

When you speak with attorney Salazar during your initial consultation, he will listen to your explanation of events. Should you choose to retain his services, he will begin reviewing reports, subpoenaing medical records, and deposing witnesses. Only after he has a full understanding about the allegations against you, will he begin developing an ironclad criminal defense.

To schedule an appointment with a domestic violence defense lawyer with over two decades of experience in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade criminal justice systems, call Michael Salazar, P.A. at (954) 278-8314.

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