Domestic violence occurs in some families and in many divorce situations, with serious personal and legal consequences. Those involved can be male or female.
In some divorce cases, child custody conflicts and other family problems, accusations of domestic violence may be used by one spouse to get back at the other or to improve their chances of getting the kids. I can help if you have been accused of domestic violence in a divorce or child custody matter, whether or not violence occurred. Contact me for a free initial consultation.
If you are in the military, a protective order can be career ending. If your spouse has taken out an order of protection against you, you may need the help of a lawyer, especially if criminal charges are pending. A protective order can be temporary or long term, and it can mean you get kicked out of your house and don’t get to see your kids.
If you have been accused of domestic assault and battery, these are serious charges that can lead to jail time or cause you to lose your job if you are convicted. Under federal law, you can lose the right to possess or transport a firearm. You can also lose access to your kids.
If you are a military service member facing domestic violence charges, getting the advice of an experienced defense lawyer is essential.
If you did assault a spouse and you are a first-time offender, a lawyer can work to have the charges dismissed in some cases, or there may be treatment options or other ways of reducing the impact of a charge.
As a Virginia Beach, VA, and Norfolk domestic abuse charge attorney, I provide criminal defense against domestic violence charges and other criminal matters. Contact me for advice about your situation.