At the law firm of Harry L. Harper we represent men and women who have been charged with battery or domestic battery. These matters usually involve both a criminal case and a civil injunction against the accused. Attorney Harper has over 40 years of experience in practice. Let him use his expertise to help you fight both criminal and civil charges related to domestic violence.
Mr. Harper has developed a reputation for building strong cases. He investigates, takes depositions, and challenges the evidence presented against his client. He also spends the time to walk clients through the two-tiered domestic violence process. If you have been accused of domestic violence of any type, contact Harry L. Harper to learn about your options and your rights.
Fighting Permanent Injunctions in Domestic Violence Cases
If you have been accused of physical violence or sexual assault in a
domestic relationship, you will almost certainly face both criminal and
civil charges. The civil charges first take the form of a temporary
injunction prohibiting you from contacting the alleged victim. The
injunction is good for 10 days, after which there is an evidentiary
hearing to determine whether the injunction should be permanent. If the
injunction is converted to a permanent injunction as the result of the
hearing, you will be prohibited from owning a firearm. You may be unable
to see your children, get into your house, or approach the alleged
Mr. Harper has successfully turned away efforts to turn temporary
injunctions into permanent injunctions. He cross-examines and challenges
witnesses. He makes sure that other evidence used to support the
prosecution was correctly obtained and presented. He has been able to
propose alternatives to a permanent injunction, such as the extension of
the temporary injunction. This allows his client to avoid many of the
consequences of a permanent injunction.
Mounting a Vigorous Defense Against Criminal Charges in Domestic Violence Matters
In addition to representing clients at permanent injunction hearings, Mr. Harper also represents clients who face criminal charges such as harassment, stalking, sexual battery, and other types of criminal physical violence. Contact his Panama City law office to learn how we can help you fight charges of domestic violence.