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.
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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:
…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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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:
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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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.
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.