Odalys Sanchez Elkins is a trial lawyer with experience representing victims of domestic violence and individuals wrongfully accused of domestic violence. She will be a strong advocate and represent your rights with determination and passion!
If you are a victim of domestic violence, protect yourself and your children now! If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence acts, seek legal representation immediately!
Many people believe that domestic violence laws apply only where there has been physical abuse from a spouse or significant other, however, the laws in place protect you from much more than actual physical abuse. Under Florida Statutes, domestic violence means “an assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any offense resulting in physical injury or death to one family or household member by another family or household member.”
Evidence of domestic violence may affect the parenting plan in a family case and may grant one party sole parental responsibility and even 100% time sharing. Be warned, however, that false allegations of domestic violence can have a negative impact on a parent making the allegation in a family case involving custody disputes.
For individuals who have been wrongfully accused of acts of domestic violence in a civil matter and have been served with a temporary injunction, you must comply with the terms contained in the injunction until you appear in court. You should seek legal representation immediately and you must refrain from engaging in any contact with the other party, or you may be subject to criminal charges for violating the injunction.
Whether your are a victim of domestic violence or whether you have been falsely accused of domestic violence acts, Odalys Sanchez Elkins, Esq. can help you!
Call 305-819-8090 for a free consultation!
If you have reasonable cause to believe that you or your children are in imminent danger of become the victim of any act of domestic violence, you should immediately get help at one of the following locations:
For Miami-Dade County residents:
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue, Mezzanine Floor
North Dade Government Center
15555 Biscayne Blvd., Room 103
11 East 6th Street
Hialeah, FL 33010
South Dade Government Center
10710 S.W. 211 Street, Room 1306
Cutler Ridge, FL
For Broward County residents, get help at the following location:
Broward County Court Complex
201 S.E. 6th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL