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St.Petersburg Domestic Violence Attorney

At The Denson Firm, our St. Petersburg domestic violence lawyer provides criminal defense for people facing domestic violence or spousal abuse charges in courts in the St. Petersburg / Tampa Bay area.

Many times, a domestic violence charge is made during a difficult divorce. Sometimes the charge is a lie, meant to get a husband out of the house so a wife can gain the upper hand in a divorce and child custody case. Sometimes the allegation is true, and a spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend loses control during a difficult situation.

Domestic abuse situations are complex. The police may have only one part of the picture. Whatever your situation is, you deserve to be heard, to understand the charges and the consequences, and to have your rights defended in court.

If you have been arrested for domestic assault, contact a Florida domestic violence lawyer at The Denson Firm.

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  • Bruce was on task every step of the way. From the very beginning, he was able to stand out from other lawyers by communicating my options clearly and with certainty. He then executed everything that was discussed successfully. In my case, I was charged with a 2nd degree felony. Bruce was able to lower it to a 3rd degree, give me a withhold of adjudication, and keep me to 16 months of probation–which I did in 8 for good conduct…

    Anonymous, Avvo Review

  • Mr. Denson took my case literally a handful of days before my case was to be heard in court. He did a great job and was very thorough. He even followed up to ensure the court updated their records to note my ticket was dismissed. Great demeanor and very easy to work with.

    Anonymous, Avvo Review

  • Mr. Denson and his assistant Betty are top notch. Both of them had great professional yet personal demeanors and were easy to work with. Mr. Denson did a great job of handling my case. He saw it all the way through, even ensuring that the court updated their records and annotated my ticket as dismissed. I would definitely hire him again, but hoping I don’t need to.

    Jessica Antonio, Google Review

About Bruce. H. Denson

Bruce Denson
I take pride in always providing my clients with high-quality, aggressive defense. As your attorney, I will:

  • Consult with you to understand your case and your particular needs for resolution
  • Thoroughly investigate the prosecutor’s case against you
  • Speak with any witnesses
  • Present motions that need to be heard by the judge
  • Investigate your defense
  • Represent you at trial needed

Since 1994, I have been involved in criminal justice in Pinellas County, Florida, and the Tampa Bay region. During that time, I have been both a prosecutor and, since 1998, a criminal defense attorney for clients facing Florida DUI charges, drug possession charges, robbery or burglary charges, rape or sexual assault charges, domestic battery charges, unlicensed contracting, and many other charges.

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Domestic Violence Injunctions and Divorce Cases

If your spouse has gotten a restraining order or injunction against you, you need a Florida domestic violence lawyer to quickly get your defense in order. The first order of no contact is only a temporary injunction. You have only one to two weeks to build a defense, so it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

St. Petersburg attorney Bruce Denson works in cooperation with many divorce lawyers in the area to defend clients at an injunction hearing or a criminal proceeding while ensuring that the simple assault or assault and battery case has a limited effect on the family law case.

In over eight years of law practice in the St. Petersburg area, we have successfully handled many domestic violence cases. Our Florida domestic violence lawyer immediately begins to evaluate the allegations against you and prepare a strategy to challenge and refute those allegations in court. We also aggressively defend clients who have been charged with violating a domestic violence injunction or restraining order.

We know this is a very difficult time. You may have been barred from your home and may be afraid of losing contact with your children. You can count on your defense attorney at The Denson Firm to stand by you every step of the way, explain the process, and give you sound advice on how to proceed.

The Florida domestic violence defense lawyer at The Denson Firm helps people charged with domestic violence, simple assault, restraining order violations, domestic assault & battery, misdemeanor battery, and other misdemeanor or felony crimes in the Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, area of Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, including the communities of Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, and Seminole.