Experienced Florida Attorney Defends Individuals Against Domestic Violence Accusations

Skilled criminal defense lawyer represents West Palm Beach clients

Accusations of domestic violence can be life-altering, resulting in serious criminal penalties and social isolation. At Law Office of Scott E. Reiter, P.A., my goal is to help people in the West Palm Beach area and throughout Florida achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. I am prepared to provide a strong legal response to the criminal charges brought against you. As a client-focused advocate, I will work to ensure that your rights are respected and that you are afforded the protections owed to you under the law. To build your defense, I will examine police reports and may also conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

Dedicated Florida counselor handles all types of domestic violence charges

Domestic violence charges may be brought for an act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused had an intimate relationship. This means that spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, roommates or anyone living in the same household may be accused of domestic violence crimes.

The following acts can be considered domestic violence:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape

At Law Office of Scott E. Reiter, P.A., I defend clients facing these serious accusations and work to make sure that your side of the story is told and understood.

Knowledgeable lawyer asserts your rights and legal protections

When charges are filed against you, I can guide you through the steps to protect yourself and keep your situation from getting worse. My strategy is aimed to help you avoid the most serious consequences that can follow a domestic violence charge, which may include:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • Inability to possess firearms
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges

If you have received a civil domestic violence order (sometimes known as a protective order, restraining order or injunction), I can help you contest it in court. However, it is crucial that you follow all aspects of the order until a judge allows you to do otherwise.

Contact an established Florida criminal defense lawyer for help with your domestic violence charge

At Law Office of Scott E. Reiter, P.A. in West Palm Beach, I stand prepared to take on even the most challenging cases involving accusations of domestic violence. Call 561-693-4154 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my office.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Working with this lawyer was easy and affordable. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the case .

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Scott was referred by someone else that used him. He was super efficient and reliable. He worked fast on my case & was able to get the charges reduced. I would hire him again a thousand times. He was very accessible and Ave an easy payme...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Scott is one of the best attorneys for criminal cases in Palm Beach County. I had never been treated with such dignity and respect by any other lawyer in South Florida which had stated they were the best attorneys for criminal cases in Palm...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    We were referred to Scott by a friend. He wasted no time starting to work on my cases he was able to get several of my charges dropped and he stayed in contact with my immigration attorney so I would be able to get everything resolved witho...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Hiring Mr. Reiter was the wisest decision we’ve ever made. He fights tooth and nail for his clients and is extremely professionally and reliable. My husband received his second fleeing & eluding. The state’s prosecution was set on sending m...
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