A former Miami-Dade County police director and mayor is facing a domestic violence-related charge following a fight with his longtime girlfriend.
A Coral Gables police report claims the man turned himself in Wednesday, and he was charged with battery.
The arrest report describes that the man’s girlfriend went to his home Saturday to return a cat, and the two began to argue. The woman told police that the man grabbed her by both arms and pinned her against a wall. The report accuses the man of yelling profanities at the woman and spitting at her.
Investigators said the woman’s injuries were consistent with her statement.
The woman and her teenage daughter told police a pattern of domestic violence had developed since 2013, according to reports.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, the best thing you can do to help your case is to get an attorney involved now. Time is of the essence when it comes to these cases. Prosecutors file charges very quickly in regards to domestic disputes, so it is important that an investigation is conducted as soon as possible so that the best defense strategy can be applied. Each case is unique and varies based on facts specific to the case. However, it is best to not delay in obtaining legal representation so that your chances of reducing the charges or obtaining a favorable outcome is not compromised.
It is impossible to predict what will happen with your case without knowing the facts. Punishment varies in each case and depends on whether there are any prior offenses, the extent of any injuries, whether there were any weapons involved, the conduct alleged, whether physical or verbal violence occurred, including making a criminal threat or stalking.
For a free consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help you, call a Miami-Dade County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529 or contact us online for a free consultation.