Domestic Violence Attorney in Miami, FL

The Law Offices of Ama Mariya Hoffenden
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victims of domestic violence


With years of experience helping clients throughout the Miami area, Ama-Mariya Hoffenden is a domestic violence attorney that delivers results through strategic, swift, and aggressive legal representation.  

As your Miami Bay lawyer, we’ll defend you when you have been wrongly accused or ensure that your abuser is brought to justice. Consider us your passionate, dedicated domestic violence advocate in Miami.  

Call Us Today (786) 353-4202

What Types of Domestic Abuse Cases Do We Handle?

At the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden, our legal representation spans a huge variety of drug charges.  Our comprehensive legal services are designed to protect your rights whether you have been accused of any (or a combination of) the following charges: Our team of legal specialists expertly navigates a wide range of Miami violence cases. We know that every case is unique, but our experience allows us to pursue the most appropriate legal courses of action based on what we know works best. 

As your domestic violence attorney in Miami, we’ll represent you on cases of:

  • Battery
  • Aggravated battery on a pregnant woman
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking and cyberstalking
  • False imprisonment
  • Strangulation


…and much more.  

With over 15 years of experience, our law offices provide the best, most comprehensive, and dedicated legal representation for victims of domestic abuse. We have a great deal of experience working with local prosecutors and courts, also, giving us a great advantage over lawyers from out of town. 

If you’re a victim of domestic violence in Miami, whether directly or as a falsely accused individual, we’ll help you fight for justice.  

What Should You Do If You Are a Victim of Violence?


If you are a victim of domestic abuse, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible – but only as soon as you have removed yourself and potentially your children and other victims from a dangerous system. 

When you’re safe, be sure to contact our team, and we will discuss your domestic violence case. 

We understand the delicate nature of these cases and proceedings and the threat potentially still posed to you by your abuser at this point.  

Our team not only provides invaluable and essential legal support, but we also have great connections with domestic violence support services, shelters, and more. Let our team assist you in connecting with the proper local government officials and charities, as well as social services, in ensuring that you are safe throughout the remainder of your domestic violence legal case. 

From there, we’ll build your case and ensure your attacker is held accountable for their crimes. 

Domestic violence is a serious crime that may involve:

  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Destruction of personal belongings
  • Bodily Injury
  • Physical Threats
  • Sexual Assault

What Can You Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of Abuse?

Domestic violence is a serious crime, but so is falsely accusing somebody of committing domestic violence.  

As your Miami domestic violence defense attorney, Ama-Mariya Hoffenden and our team will use our 15+ years of experience to ensure you don’t face serious legal consequences for a crime you did not commit. 

Did you know that you could even be convicted if the accuser chooses not to face charges?  

False accusations can be devastating, resulting in victims losing custody of their children, losing their work, and facing reputational damage in their industry and personal life.  

As your Miami domestic violence attorneys, we fight vigorously to defend your reputation and clear your name in the event you are falsely accused.  

What Are the Penalties for Household Violence in Florida?


Domestic violence comes with serious consequences in Florida, with punishment varying depending on whether an individual is a first-time offender and the seriousness of the battery or assault.  

A first-time domestic violence offender with no aggravating circumstances will usually be charged in Florida as a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning they are likely to be punished by up to one year in jail or a fine of up to $1,000. 

However, an individual may be charged with a third-degree felony if their domestic violence fits into one of the following categories:

  • Aggravated stalking
  • Domestic violence battery
  • False imprisonment
  • Domestic battery by strangulation
  • Aggravated assault


Other forms of domestic violence may be punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 if a court decides that it meets the same level of severity as the above examples. Once convicted, Florida Statutes §741.283 requires that an individual receive a minimum of five days in jail for domestic violence in which an individual experienced “bodily harm.” 

Second-degree felonies may also be applicable to those who commit:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Aggravated battery on a pregnant female


Aggravated assault and battery are separated by the presence of physical content. Aggravated assault refers to an intentional act that causes an individual to fear immediate harm, while battery refers to an intentional act that inflicts harm through physical contact and without consent.  

Individuals who commit a second-degree felony may face a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison. Florida Statutes §741.283 required a minimum sentence of five days when bodily harm is inflicted.

Why Do You Need a Domestic Violence Attorney?

Enlist us as your domestic violence lawyer in Miami, and we’ll fight tirelessly for justice. We are equipped with years of experience and good knowledge of local prosecutors and courts, giving you the best chance of bringing an attacker to justice or clearing your name.  

An attorney acts as your advocate, ensuring that you and your family are safe, or that you do not experience the terrible effects of a wrongful domestic violence conviction.  

Without proper representation, a wrongful conviction could result in:

  • Probation and community service.
  • The arrest and possible conviction used against you in family law proceedings.
  • Lifetime ban from purchasing and owning a gun.
  • You may spend more time in prison before a bond amount is set.


Be aware that if you make an initial appearance before a judge without the help of an attorney, you may be subject to a “no contact” provision which means that you may not be able to return to your home or visit your children. 

The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden, as your domestic violence lawyer in Miami, ensures the best possible shot at justice, whether that’s locking up an offender or defending yourself against false claims.


Get your free consultation with Miami’s leading domestic violence lawyer today. Call the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden at (786) 353-4202.

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FAQs About Household Violence
Do all domestic violence cases go to trial?
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Yes, domestic violence cases can go to trial, but most cases are resolved without a trial. You will only be required to testify in court if you receive a subpoena from the State Attorney requiring your presence.  
Once a criminal complaint is filed, the defendant will go to court and enter a plea. If it moves to a pre-trial, the defendant will appear, and the evidence will be reviewed. The prosecutor will recommend a sentence to the judge, and if the defendant refuses the prosecutor’s offer, it will then go to trial.

Can police press charges if the victim doesn't want to?
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Under Florida law, law enforcement will make the decision to arrest an individual believed to have committed domestic assault or battery, regardless of whether the victim wants to press charges. Furthermore, the State Attorney will decide whether charges are filed, regardless of whether the victim wants to press charges.  
This is to ensure that violent criminals are held accountable for their actions. 
If you have any concerns, be sure to call our offices, and we will discuss your case, your options, and the best way forward.

How much does a DV lawyer cost in Miami?
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The cost of a domestic violence lawyer depends on your case. Specifically, it may depend on the complexities involved or the length of time it takes to achieve justice. 
Thankfully, the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden make these services more affordable. We offer transparent pricing, ensuring you know how much you should expect to pay, and we’re happy to work our services around your budget. Give us a call, and let’s figure it out!

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Редкое сочетание качеств в одном человеке: Порядочность Высокий профессионализм Личное обаяние. Очень рекомендую.
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Yevgeniy Shaboldin
Порядочный и внимательный адвокат. Всегда на связи и всегда держит в курсе. Самое главное: Ама-Мария смогла добиться наилучших результатов для нас. Огромное спасибо! Очень рекомендую
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Анастасия Коробова
Очень понравилось отношение! Настоящие профессионалы Мария и её мама Олена - отличный тандем, все делают от души, видно что они на своем месте. Грамотные, внимательные и вежливые. Рекомендую всем, кому нужна помощь по юридическим вопросам! СПАСИБО ВАМ!!!!
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Ама Мария Хоффенден- самый лучший адвокат во Флориде. Настоящий профессионал своего дела. С ее помощью мне одобрили статус на интервью. Рекомендую!!!
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Ама Мария и Олена – отличная команда профессионалов своего дела. Они находят выходы из, казалось бы, безвыходных ситуаций и делают все возможное, чтобы дело клиента разрешилось наилучшим способом. Благодаря их помощи и поддержке, мы с мужем получили политическое убежище за рекордно короткий срок. С удовольствием рекомендую их всем, кому нужны эмиграционные услуги – вы можете не сомневаться, что вы в надежных руках!
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Качеству и сроками работы Амы-Марии и Олены, стоит поучиться многим местным адвокатам. На первой нашей встрече, мне кратко и по полочкам разложили все возможные варианты моего дела. Это люди слова. Сказали - сделали! И всё это - в кратчайшие сроки. Я был приятно удивлен! Молодцы! Спасибо! Рекомендую!!!
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One of the TOP attorneys in South Florida! Highly recommended!
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Glen Berison
High professionalism, punctuality and quick action are characteristic of this person. Nice in communication and in relation to the client. I recommend.
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Roman Gasiuk
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Eugene Rodin
I highly recommend Mrs. Hoffenden! She is not only knowledgeable and detail oriented, she's a fierce advocate who works tirelessly. She is very professional throughout the entire process.
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Betty Verdecia
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Vasila Queen
Amazing team of professionals. I am happy my path crossed with Ama as she truly is a dedicated and very genuine lawyer. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their case to be handled in the best possible way.
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SN Ksenya
Ama-Mariya is a great lawyer! She pays attention to every detail. Always stays in touch. And more important is that she achieved the best results in my case! I could not be more grateful!
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Geo Philadelphia
If you need the help of a honest professional, and decent lawyer, contact the Law Office of Ama Mariya Hoffdenden. I heard about them from my friends, whom they helped to win the cases. Ama Mariya and Olena Green, helped me several times to solve various problems. They are always aimed at successfully solving a problem, regardless of personal gain. They are high level professionals and amazing people. Ama Mariya's phone number is saved in my phone as an emergency contact. Because she is 100% trustworthy!
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Nikolay Almukhametov
Ama Mariya, es excelente. Me ayudo cada paso del tramite y me guio en la mejor manera posible para hacer todo lo mas rapido y efectivamente posible. No dudo en decirme cuando algo estaba malo pero lo mas importante de todo es que arreglo todos los errores que yo habia tenido con mi "abogado" anterior. Gracias a Ana Maria mi proceso de asilo ha sido exitoso. Gracias nuevamente Ama Mariya.
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R Veloz
The best lawyer in Florida. I recommend to everyone.👍👍👍
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Виолетта Анисимова
Blessed to find a bilingual attorney in this region she has been so efficient and dedicated in helping my family who are not proficient in English. 5 Stars if you need your papers please go here and dont waste time anywhere else, most likely you will have to come here to fix the mess of someone else. this is a TOP attorney thank you Ama Hoffenden for everything!
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I highly recommend the services of Ama Mariya Hoffenden! A real professional with a strong work ethic who wins cases and a wonderful person! The whole experience was great and we’ll be forever grateful!
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If you are looking for a great immigration lawyer:Attorney Ama-Mariya Hoffenden is truly the best attorney in Florida!! She did an outstanding legal work, very knowledgeble and a great communicator. Definitely made us realize that we were in great hands. Besides being an outstanding professional, she has very nice personality. Ama-Mariya goes above and beyond for her clients. Highly recommend her to everyone!!!!
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Lanita Parra
Very good relationship to clients and always happy to help. Always supported through our immigration process every step of the way. I highly recommend this law firm. Olena always very helpful and provides personal touch. Thank you
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Eva Samitova
Ama and her associates are nothing but great. O've know Ama for years and her professionalism stands out in a matter of seconds once you meet with her. just amazing.
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Ama-Mariya Hoffenden is highly skilled professional who was able to dismiss my case. I definitely recommend this attorney! Everyone in her office is very friendly and helpful. I am very satisfied with their work.
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Полный спектор иммиграционного сервиса, а также предлагаются услуги криминальной защиты. High level of expertise and care.
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Качеству и сроками работы Амы-Марии и Олены, стоит поучиться многим местным адвокатам. На первой нашей встрече, мне кратко и по полочкам разложили все возможные варианты моего дела. Это люди слова. Сказали - сделали! И всё это - в кратчайшие сроки. Я был приятно удивлен! Молодцы! Спасибо! Рекомендую!!!
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Знаю Марию очень долгое время, с самых первых дней Она зарекомендовала себя как отличный специалист. В law office Марии я обращался с разными кейсами, все они были благополучно решены. Definitely recommend.
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Ама Мария и Олена – отличная команда профессионалов своего дела. Они находят выходы из, казалось бы, безвыходных ситуаций и делают все возможное, чтобы дело клиента разрешилось наилучшим способом. Благодаря их помощи и поддержке, мы с мужем получили политическое убежище за рекордно короткий срок. С удовольствием рекомендую их всем, кому нужны эмиграционные услуги – вы можете не сомневаться, что вы в надежных руках!
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