Miami Federal Domestic Violence Lawyer
Federal Domestic Violence Cases
In most cases, domestic violence crimes are charged under state law. Under certain circumstances, however, domestic violence may be charged as a federal crime. When this is the case, the offense is categorized as a felony and is punishable by anywhere from five years to life in a federal prison. If you were charged with such a crime, you need the Miami federal domestic violence lawyer at The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio.
When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?
What makes a domestic violence crime a federal offense is that it involves activity occurring in more than one state. Several federal criminal statutes apply to the subject of domestic violence.
- Interstate travel to commit domestic violence
- Interstate stalking
- Interstate travel to violate a protection order
You could be charged with interstate travel to commit domestic violence if you are accused of driving from Florida into Georgia or Alabama in order to visit with a former spouse or romantic partner and became involved in an incident during your stay. Similarly, you could be charged with cyberstalking on the basis that you have been using social media or other types of internet communication that are involved in interstate commerce to harass or intimidate your ex.
Federal Gun Ban for Domestic Violence Offenders
In addition to cases where you are charged with committing a domestic violence offense, it is also important to note that you can be prosecuted for owning or possessing a firearm following a conviction for domestic violence. This is only one of the many consequences of a domestic violence conviction, in addition to the possibility of being served with a restraining order, being fined, and serving time in prison.
Get started on a strategy for your defense by calling (305) 851-5581.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethic and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience having them on my team.- Former Client
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