Whether your divorce situation requires aggressive representation or a more harmonious approach, we will help you resolve everything as quickly and with as little drama as possible. At The Law Firm of Steven W. Bowden, we understand that divorce is one of the most difficult things our clients and their children will ever experience. We work to help our clients avoid feelings of frustration and helplessness by educating them about the divorce process. Our firm can help you protect your rights and interests in the resolution of key issues.
We are located near Corry Station and NAS Pensacola. For 30 years we have handled problems that are unique to active duty and retired military service members. We are able to handle most issues where Florida has jurisdiction, which may include Initial Divorce proceedings, Spousal Support, Child Support, Modification, Visitation or Custody issues Contempt, E-mail or Teleconferencing. In cases of deployment, regarding court appearances, many occasions relevant to these issues, you can testify by telephone and never have to physically be in Florida for the proceeding.
The Law Firm of Steven W. Bowden provides comprehensive legal representation in all matters relating to child custody, support, and visitation. For over 30 years, Steven Bowden has helped families resolve emotional disputes regarding time-sharing, living arrangements, and financial maintenance. When it comes to dividing parental duties after a divorce, Steven Bowden helps parents set aside personal differences in the best interests of the child. His office serves clients in Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, and Okaloosa County.
The Law Firm of Steven W. Bowden has tried, settled or defended numerous criminal cases. Steven W. Bowden is a former Assistant State Attorney with over thirty (30) years of experience in criminal matters and criminal defense ranging from first time misdemeanors to complex life felonies. Our firm handles criminal defense in a number of areas including domestic violence, violation of probation (VOP), drug charges, sexual assault and battery, and a wide range of felony and serious misdemeanor charges. Call us now for a FREE consultation.
An injunction, also referred to as a restraining order, is basically a stay-away order. Florida law allows eligible victims of domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, and stalking to obtain an injunction. Although an injunction is civil in nature, violation of a civil injunction is a crime and subjects you to criminal penalties, including jail. The Law Firm of Steven W. Bowden can explain the injunction process and courtroom procedures to you. Let us advise you of substantive and procedural defenses you may have.
In Florida, a violation of a domestic violence injunction, dating violence injunction, sexual violence injunction, or repeat violence injunction is classified as a first degree misdemeanor, with penalties of up to 1 year in jail or 12 months of probation and a $1000 fine. In some cases, a person can be charged with the felony offense of “Aggravated Stalking” if there are multiple violations of the injunction and the violations are calculated to harass or threaten. There are innumerable ways to violate a Florida injunction, and the best source to avoid a violation is the court order itself.
Drug charges include delivery, production, sale, importation and possession of all types of drugs including but not limited to cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana. Whether you are someone who wants to resolve your case in a plea or take your case to trial, Steven W. Bowden will fight for you every step of the way. It is important to have an attorney who understands the drug laws, the minimum mandatories and how the guidelines are applied to those crimes. Steven W. Bowden is a Board Certified Criminal Trial attorney who has aggressively defended all types of drug cases.
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)? Do not wait another minute to get the exceptional defense that you need to avoid a conviction or an overly harsh sentence. Let us help you. Our firm is dedicated to practicing DUI in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County. This focus gives us an edge in the courtroom due to our familiarity with the local courts and our thorough understanding of Florida's DUI laws. Our team can build the strong defense that your case needs, no matter what type of DUI case you are facing.
Under Florida law, stalking is communicating or physically following someone for no legitimate reason, in a way that causes emotional distress. Stalking includes harassment in person, over the Internet, over the telephone or anywhere else where a person can be reached. In fact, cyberstalking is explicitly prohibited under Florida law. What formerly was considered by many to be merely bothersome, rude or a normal reaction to a relationship ending has become criminalized under Florida’s Stalking laws and can subject an individual to severe penalties.
These cases may involve an adult victim who is known to you, a stranger, a girlfriend, an ex-girlfriend, a spouse (yes that’ s correct) or ex-spouse or other. These cases are fact specific and the laws that apply to each case may differ. Please remember all conversations you make from the jail will be recorded in most circumstances and listened to by law enforcement. All e-mails, Facebook statements, letters and statements to friends may also be used against you.
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