Domestic Violence

A domestic violence allegation is a serious matter. This can affect your life in so many different ways. It will definitely change the way other people treat you as an individual.

How to Deal with a Domestic Violence Accusation

As soon as you are accused of domestic violence, your first step should be to get a trusted and reputable domestic violence attorney. Seeking the help of a good domestic violence attorney is one of the most crucial steps to get your chance at a good and fair trial.

Don’t face your domestic violence case alone. You might think that pleading guilty or defending yourself are easier and cheaper choices. However, failing to get a good domestic violence lawyer may hurt you in the long run.

What to Look for in a Domestic Violence Lawyer

There are a lot of domestic violence attorneys available in Florida. But in order to increase your chances of getting a positive result, finding a great domestic violence lawyer amid the mediocre ones is necessary.

If you have been accused of domestic violence and want to find a good defense attorney, here are a few qualities that you should look out for:

  • A Talent for Negotiation

More than anything, probably one of the most important qualities of a great domestic violence attorney is the talent for negotiation. To get the best result in domestic violence cases, every party must feel like a most reasonable outcome for them can be achieved. A good lawyer would be able to find an outcome that would match the expectations of both parties, and can selectively use bargaining forces and leverage in order to move towards their desired resolution.

  • Good Paper and Presentation Skills

A good domestic violence lawyer needs to have commendable writing and presentation skills both inside and outside of court. Drafting motions, correspondence, and well-cited briefs are important pre-court preparation activities that must not be done at the last minute. Being able to incorporate imagery, storytelling, and persuasive images, as well as being able to effectively communicate the case, will help your lawyer get you the verdict you hope for.

  • Experience in Domestic Violence Cases

This is absolutely vital, and will massively help your case if you find a lawyer who has years of experience in dealing with domestic charges. By finding a lawyer with experience in domestic violence cases, you will eliminate rookie mistakes in the handling of your case.

Small mistakes can cost you your freedom. As such, it crucial for you to find a domestic violence attorney who has been working in the field for a respectable time.

Find the Best Domestic Violence Lawyer at Piotrowski Law

Piotrowski Law Miami is headed by Chad Piotrowski – a former Assistant State Attorney for Miami. He has an extensive background in prosecuting some of the hardest cases in the Miami criminal circuit court. His background as a state prosecutor would definitely help you know the right strategy when dealing with a domestic violence accusation or a domestic violence issue. With his numerous triumphs inside and outside of the court, you can be sure that he possesses the qualities that separate a good domestic violence lawyer from a great one.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Our Clients

[There] aren’t that many people left in this world that give you[their] word and keep it. Chad genuinely cares about the problem at hand. Whether minute or something very serious you can sit back and relax, knowing you have the best representation available. I would recommend Chad to my family and friends.

– Client

(Jan 15, 2013) I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Chad when we were both supervising attorneys within the Domestic Violence Unit at the State Attorney’s Office here in Miami-Dade County. We successfully tried numerous jury trials together, and I always look forward to the opportunity of working with him again on any matter. Chad is a phenomenal attorney whose training, experience, intelligence and trial skills are only matched by his commitment to excellence. He is very trustworthy, hard working, and always uses his experience to get positive results for his clients without fail. As such, Chad’s stellar reputation amongst the legal community is very well deserved.

– Robin Pimentel (Worked together on matter)

I have known Chad as both a dedicated prosecutor as well as an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who regularly achieves well beyond his clients’ expectations.

– Thomas Mote (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Feb 7, 2013) Mr. Piotrowski is a highly skilled lawyer. He has an outstanding reputation with the judges. I endorse this lawyer!

– Frank Gaviria (Fellow lawyer in community)

(Jan 8, 2018) When i first contacted through email i was suprised and impressed that he was willing to call me to discuss the case at 10pm. He was honest and real reasonable priced and didnt use agressive sales and fear tactics like other lawyers use. He treated me fairly and not like a criminal. Was falsely arrested by miami dade narc cops for preworkout supplement that they claimed was opoids and 100% cbd hemp oil that they claimed is thc oil. Chad was agressive and moved quickly got this case dismised at the araignment for a reasonable price.

– Doug (Case dismissed at araignment)

(Oct 26, 2017) I called Chad on a weekend for a free consult, he was at the park with his family, he was hired on the spot as we spoke. We researched him online extensively, read reviews etc. During the months of anxiety, Chad would call/text to explain anything or address concerns and try to calm my nerves. He doesn’t act/talk strict & binding. He’s very hands-on, experienced, knows his work, 110% trustworthy, very out-going, straight-forward tells you as it is, crack jokes, and actually keeps in communication, which is very important, because being informed helps you to understand everything as you go along. So, here you have a lawyer who is not only good at law but is a people’s person, not like some unpleasant, overpriced ones out there. We recommend Chad to ANYONE. If you’re in doubt or worried about something, trust HIM! He was also very affordable and had a very convenient payment plan. CASE DISMISSED.

– Anonymous

(Jan 8, 2017) Chad is an excellent attorney. As a working parent I was not able to be at court to support my daughter while going through criminal charges. Chad was there every single time supporting my daughter by keeping her informed, by contacting her previous attorneys from out of State to reduce her case from criminal to civil. There are no words I can ever express to convey my gratitude.
Thank you Chad

– Carmen

(Jan 6, 2016) I had three trumped up felony charges over something that should have been a police warning at most and the prosecution really, really wanted to pin on me.
Chad went above and beyond both in how he treated me and how he handled the case. My life isn’t ruined right now because of him. He got everything DISMISSED while every other attorney i spoke to were happy to take whatever offer they were given, still leaving me with a ruined record.
Chad, thank you, hiring you was the best decision I’ve ever made.

– Raymond

(Dec 4, 2013) Chad was fantastic. I had a felony case, and as my first offense, I was scared and confused on the entire process. I am glad I choose Chad to represent me, after speaking with so many lawyers. He was honest and detailed from the beginning. He got my case dismissed.

– Anonymous

If you need a lawyer in Miami I suggest you go with Chad Piotrowski. He was very adamant about beating my case. He put in maximum effort into my case. He mad me feel comfortable and confident the entire way throughout my case. In the end he fought to get me the very possible outcome. I would definitely retain his services again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Chad.

– Julian Sanchez

GREAT! Experience
Mr. Piotrowski is very professional. Mr. Piotrowski represented my nephew and we couldn’t ask for a better attorney. There was never a call not answered, emails and text messages were always answered.
I would refer anyone to mr. Piotrowski I would trust him with anyone in my family. If you need an attorney I guarantee Mr. Piotrowski is the one!!!
Thank you again!!

– Salazar & Moreno Family


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169 East Flagler Street,
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Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: 305.204.5000


Fax: 305.204.6000

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Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
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101 NE 3rd Avenue,
Suite 1500,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954.947.5000


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Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed

515 North Flagler Drive,
Suite P-300,
West Palm Beach, FI 33401

Phone: 561.614.5000


Fax: 561.614.6000

Working hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 05:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 04:00pm
Sunday: Closed