Domestic Violence

Domestic Battery Defense Lawyer in Jacksonville.

Don't delay, even if you are not sure you need a lawyer, call us today for piece of mind.

It’s not our job to judge, it’s our job to help. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for domestic violence, domestic battery, child abuse, child neglect, or any similar type of offense, we’re here to support your constitutional rights. Finnell, McGuiness, Nezami & Andux has the knowledge and skill to represent your case.

Domestic violence cases are tough on you and the parties involved. The circumstances are often complicated and prosecutors can be very aggressive. You need a lawyer who will handle your case with both skill and discretion.

Did you know there are options other than incarceration? Programs such as anger management, parenting classes, and chemical dependency professionals can be used to impact the way a prosecutor or judge views your case. We will guide you through the entire process.

Early action can make a difference. If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, or if you have been arrested for domestic violence in the past, call 904-791-1101 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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Divorce can have a devastating emotional and financial impact on a family. You’ve shared a life together. It’s easy for child custody, your home and assets to become entangled. If you’re considering a divorce, chances are your spouse is already seeking an experienced attorney. We advise you to do the same.

Whether your case is complex or simple, we handle both with the same intensity. Our methodical approach ensures careful guidance throughout the entire process:

  • Equitable distributions including marital debts, assets, retirement accounts, pensions, stocks and bonds
  • Child custody and visitation, including temporary custody, full, sole and joint custody
  • Child support, including child support orders, support enforcement and modifications
  • Alimony, including spousal support, maintenance or separate maintenance
  • Contested and uncontested divorces
  • Paternity issues, including acknowledgement and testing
  • Substantial assets/forensic accounting

You want an attorney that understands the nuance and complexity of family law, who is both tough and tested. We will defend your rights and the best interests of you and your loved ones. If you are considering a divorce call us today.

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Practice Areas

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Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

At FMNA, we are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.