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.

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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.

These include:

  • 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.

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Having defended over 600 cases, Joel DeFabio has the experience and knowledge to craft winning defense strategies for even the most serious charges.

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  • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY
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  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud NO JAIL
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What Sets Us Apart from the Rest
  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 600 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
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