Verbal Assault Defense
Orlando Domestic Violence Attorney – 407.477.6744
Not all criminal instances of
domestic violence will involve physical conflict, such as
sexual battery or
spousal abuse. Many people find themselves charged with domestic violence due to alleged
verbal assault, also called verbal abuse. It can be particularly difficult
to defend oneself from verbal assault charges due to the fact that physical
evidence, like an audio recording of the alleged crime, is rarely present.
People accused of this crime find themselves in a precarious “word-against-word”
To empower your defense if you are accused of verbal assault, you can retain
the services of Mazin Law and our Orlando domestic violence defense attorney.
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Legal Definition of Verbal Assault
Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner, or household member
intentionally tries to harm another such individual, either mentally or
physically. Verbal assault is a form of domestic violence that occurs
if such an individual intentionally tries to damage the mental or emotional
wellbeing of someone through their words, spoken or written.
Examples of behavior that can constitute verbal assault includes:
- Threats of violence that are not followed by physical action
- Belittling or embarrassing comments
- Attempts to isolate someone from friends or family
- Coercing someone for a benefit, or for their disadvantage
Unless the verbal assault was extreme and lasted a considerable duration,
a court or police officer might not find that one instance of verbal assault
is enough to warrant charges. Instead, most verbal abuse cases involve
repeated and frequent occurrences.
“Two Wrongs” Defense to Verbal Abuse Cases
It is not uncommon for someone to be accused of verbal abuse following
a heated argument. There is certainly some prosecutorial fragility to
cases that hinge upon a quarrel or disagreement between two family members.
If a person on one side of such a situation can be accused of verbal assault,
then so can the other. It makes more legal sense, and benefits both parties,
to charge neither people with domestic violence. Depending on the details
of your case, this defense could be applicable.
Act Quick & Defend Yourself by Calling 407.477.6744
You could be fined, jailed, and stripped of child custody rights if you
are convicted of verbal assault in Florida as part of a domestic violence
case. You should do all you can to defend your rights and reputation by
seeking legal counsel as soon as possible. You can start out with a
free case evaluation with an Orlando criminal defense lawyer from Mazin Law, allowing you to
get pointed in the right direction without having to reach for your pocketbook first.