Miami Domestic Violence Attorney
For more than two decades, Julia Kefalinos has been defending the victims of domestic violence — battered women, battered men, battered elders and abused children. As a Miami domestic violence attorney, she fights tirelessly to protect those whose safety has been violated. She provides victims with the exceptional legal advice, representation, resources, and guidance they need to move forward in their life.
Domestic Violence Lawyer Serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale
By definition, Florida defines domestic violence as: “Domestic violence” means 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.
Domestic violence doesn’t occur just between spouses. In fact, Florida defines a “family or household member” as:
- Relatives by blood or marriage who have lived together
- Former or current roommates
- Former spouses
- People who share a child
If the police are called for a domestic disturbance, chances are the perpetrator will be arrested on the spot. A restraining order or injunction for protection can be issued. An injunction for protection is slightly different from a restraining order because it lasts longer and requires a court hearing. Florida statutes dictate a minimum of 5 days in jail for any domestic violence conviction plus attendance in a Batterer’s Intervention Program.
Defending Children in Miami Child Abuse Cases
It is important to note that children are as much victims of domestic violence as adults.
Most people think of child abuse as physical abuse, such as hitting, slapping, punching, spanking, kicking, shaking, throwing, or pushing. However, it may involve sexual abuse, such as groping or touching, or even mental or emotional abuse. If your child is being abused, don’t hesitate to contact Julia Kefalinos today who vehemently protects the rights of innocent children. Contact our experienced Miami domestic violence attorney now.
Defending Elders in Miami Elder Abuse Cases
Unfortunately, as our population ages, elder abuse has become more common from family members, nursing home workers, hospital employees, and various other members of the community. Because the elderly often cannot speak for themselves due to their age and health problems, Julia Kefalinos speaks for them, making sure their abusers receive jail or prison time, fines, community service, loss of license, probation, and victim restitution.
Julia Kefalinos — Passionate Miami Domestic Violence Attorney
Julia Kefalinos is a Miami domestic violence attorney who advocates for the rights of Miami’s domestic violence victims, not the perpetrators. She will make sure that a restraining order is issued by a Florida judge the same day that a crime occurs and that an Order of Protection follows if necessary. Whether you have been victimized by assault and battery, stalking, or sexual assault, know that Julia Kefalinos will be in your corner, zealously defending your rights. She protects the vulnerable and has no tolerance for abusers.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and in need of legal representation, contact Julia Kefalinos today at 305-856-2613.