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Tampa Bay's Most Compassionate Domestic Violence Attorneys

Recognized for their trial experience and aggressive legal defense, two of Denmon Pearlman’s domestic violence attorneys have received a place on the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association.

If you’re here, you’re probably feeling a little uncertain about what to do next. You may be feeling hurt, angry, upset, and confused. Domestic violence is never an easy topic to discuss and if you’re a victim, you may not be sure what you want or what you need.

You’re in the right place. At Denmon Pearlman, we care about your emotional and physical well-being. Whether you’re a victim of battery, assault, or sexual violence, we will not stop fighting for you until justice is served.

If you’ve been wrongfully accused of domestic violence and need help shaping a self-defense case, our Tampa Bay domestic violence attorneys are ready to listen.

Whichever scenario you find yourself in, you’ve probably got a thousand questions. While we can’t answer the tough ones like, “Why did this happen?” we can provide the support and legal counsel you need to make the next steps as easy and painless as possible.

Understanding Florida Law and Domestic Violence Cases

The Florida State Statute 741.28 defines domestic violence as, “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.”

The state of Florida also recognizes that domestic violence can occur between two partners in a romantic relationship. The state will issue an injunction, also known as a restraining order, if the victim feels threatened by the offender. If the defendant violates that injunction, the state has every right to prosecute in the victim’s defense.

Florida state residents can request injunctions through the family courts. It can be a criminal or civil case depending on the severity.

A Victim’s Guide to Domestic Violence Litigation

Unfortunately, things like this happen all the time. There is no way to minimize your pain, but we hope that with our domestic violence lawyers you can find the peace you need to move on.

It’s important to know that you are never alone in this. We are here to fight for your rights and to seek justice for the offender. Denmon Pearlman’s domestic violence attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process. So, what’s the first step?

If you would like to create a domestic violence case against your offender, you will need to set up a consultation with our lawyers. While this may not be the easiest process to go through, we promise to make you as comfortable as possible, even as you answer questions that are difficult to talk about.

We’ll need to discuss the incident, how you reacted, and if law enforcement got involved. Is your offender already in jail? Did you call the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department? If not, that’s okay. We just need all the details in order to form a strong case against your abuser.

To clarify, if your abuser was arrested at the time of the incident, he or she will remain in the Pasco County jail until their first appearance in front of a judge. You’ll need to file an injunction as soon as possible if you are worried about your safety. The abuser will be released until the next hearing if evidence shows the person is not a threat to society.

To clarify, if your abuser was arrested at the time of the incident, he or she will remain in the Pasco County jail until their first appearance in front of a judge. You’ll need to file an injunction as soon as possible if you are worried about your safety. The abuser will be released until the next hearing if evidence shows the person is not a threat to society.

If you choose to file an injunction, it will be effective throughout your domestic violence case. With a second time offender, you’re looking at a felony with up to five years in prison. If he or she has a firearm or a concealed weapon’s permit, those rights will both be revoked.

However, if this is the offender’s first time committing a crime, the punishment will not be as severe. It’s all on a case-by-case basis, so we will need all of the information you have to accurately assess your domestic violence case.

Forming a Self-Defense Case as an Offender

When someone you care about threatens you, sometimes all that’s left to do is act in self-defense. We understand your predicament. We can’t imagine how it feels to be labeled as the offender when you felt victimized yourself.

If you’ve been charged with domestic violence and you believe you are innocent, our criminal defense attorneys are here to listen to your side of the story. At Denmon Pearlman, we are committed to fighting for the truth.

Domestic violence charges are not a joke. You must give your Tampa Bay area domestic violence attorneys all of the information you have so that they can defend you accurately.

Don’t allow yourself to be wrongly charged with a crime you didn’t commit. Bring your case to our criminal defense lawyers and allow us to take care of your charges. If there was a disagreement over financial issues, jealousy, separation, child custody, etc., we need to know. Our criminal defense attorneys will defend your right to protect yourself.

Our Experience Is Your Path to Justice

According to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), 22-25% of women nationwide will experience domestic violence at some point during their lifetime.

While this statistic is so unfortunate, we want to do everything in our power to help you find peace. We will fight for justice until the domestic violence case is settled. No matter what happened, we’re here for you. Let your Tampa Bay domestic violence attorneys take the lead and get the justice you so rightfully deserve.

Trust only the best. Three of Denmon Pearlman’s finest criminal defense lawyers were named in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Florida. Two more attorneys made National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40 list.

But, enough about us. We want what’s best for you. Let’s talk about next steps.


All the answers you need regarding your domestic violence case will be discussed at a free initial consultation. Denmon Pearlman’s 60-minute session will go over the intricacies of the situation and start developing a plan on how to approach your case. Don’t go through this alone. Make the call and schedule an appointment with one of our offices. We have offices throughout the Tampa Bay Area, including in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, and Bradenton. Reach out to us and you will be talking to an attorney who can handle your problem today. We’re available 24/7 by calling (813) 554-3232.

In the most grievous time of my life, when I found myself in a reprehensible situation in the middle of a sham, you demonstrated excellence and competence when you spoke the truth in the court of law. I had a robust defense. Definitely an outstanding trial lawyer. You were very meticulous in handling my cases and performed with utmost expedition to achieve a resolution. Your firm was solicitous and helped me to find solace and hope. I am thank you for your hard work, your dedication and for your vehement representation. – GIOVANA V.

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