Domestic violence is a serious issue, and one that can be very difficult and complex to deal with. There are criminal, financial, family, and emotional consequences of domestic violence. We can help you sort through the various issues associated with domestic violence and provide you with the necessary legal counsel.
For Victims of Domestic Violence
If you have been subjected to domestic violence there are many legal actions you can take depending on your situation. If you are fearful that your spouse or partner may abuse you again, you can seek a restraining order. This will legally mandate that they will not be able to come within a certain distance of you. You also have the option of pressing charges against your abuser. In a criminal case they can be sentenced to a prison term, parole, anger management, and/or community service. In a civil case you may be entitle to damages for any medical bills or pain and suffering caused by the abuse. If you have children within the relationship you may need to seek advice about custody as well.
For Those Accused of Domestic Violence
If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence or are a part of a mutually abusive relationship but have been solely accused we can help. We will defend against these accusations and ensure that you receive a fair and just result.
If you have indeed committed acts of domestic violence we can help you as well. There are legal consequences to your actions and we can help to explain those consequences and your different options. We are familiar with many rehabilitation centers and anger management clinics in the area that can help you. Admitting you have a problem and seeking help for it is the first step in recovery, and this action will have an effect on any legal decisions as well.