Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence is a very serious matter and thanks to the OJ Simpson case it has become much better known in the public eye. A conviction can result in jail time and heavy fines. It can also create unnecessary family issues for all persons involved. Although there are always two sides to a story, domestic violence charges are usually always based on the charges of just one person. If you are in need of legal counsel pertaining to the defense of domestic violence issues Sam N. Masters, a Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Attorney, is available for a confidential consultation.


This charge can be issued in cases involving many different people: spouses, ex spouses, family members and also people who are living in the same household. Sometimes the issues stem from matters of divorce and other times they are related to difficult child custody issues.


Although domestic violence is a very broad term, it can be broken into many different areas. Some of the following abusive actions may apply to domestic abuse situations:

  • Throwing objects
  • Hitting
  • Choking
  • Spitting
  • Punching
  • Slapping
  • Shoving
  • Pushing


If you have been a victim of domestic violence, you need to immediately call the police or your local law enforcement officials. You also need to immediately find protection by doing one of the following things:

  • Seeking a Restraining Order
  • Asking for an Emergency Protective Order


Once a person is charged with domestic violence, it is very difficult to get the charges dropped, regardless of the circumstances or whether or not the victim changes their mind. Some of the following could happen to you as a result of domestic battery charges:

  • Counseling
  • Mandatory Jail Time
  • Court Costs and Fines
  • Community Service
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Limited to no contact with victim and/or children

Domestic violence as well as spousal abuse can involve a number of charges, including assault, battery, kidnapping and harassment to name just a few. If you are a first time offender, it is possible that your charges could be dropped.


If you have been accused of this crime, a Volusia County Domestic Violence Attorney can provide experienced counsel to help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. Sam N. Masters has more than 25 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. Call Sam Massters Legal today for a free consultation.