No criminal charge results from false allegations more than domestic violence. It is common for people going through divorce or child custody proceedings to make false claims of violence in an attempt to better their position in a family law case. A conviction for domestic violence will devastate not only your family law case but many other aspects of your life as well. If you are charged with this offense then contact our Virginia Beach Domestic violence defense lawyers immediately.
Defending Virginia Beach residents against accusations of domestic violence
Domestic violence occurs when one commits an assault and battery against one with whom they have had a domestic relationship. A first offense for domestic violence will be punished as a misdemeanor and can result in up to twelve months in jail. A third offense, however, will be treated as a felony and can result in prison time. Also, once one is convicted of domestic violence they are prohibited, under federal law, from ever possessing a firearm. For those in the military or law enforcement this can mean not being able to do one’s job. For these reasons a conviction for domestic violence can be considered more severe than an ordinary battery.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in defending domestic violence cases. We are experienced in General District Court, where misdemeanor cases are heard, as well as Circuit Court where felony matters are decided. Once the Garrett Law Group, PLC is retained we will begin work on your case immediately. This includes beginning an investigation into the surrounding facts of your situation, viewing the scene of the incident, filing any necessary Motions with the Court, and interviewing witnesses. We will explore and develop all possible options so you can complete your case in as good a position as possible. Contact Garrett Law Group, PLC today to speak with a lawyer.
Virginia Beach lawyers who give your domestic violence charge the attention it deserves
We understand the impact a case like this can have on your life. This is why the attorneys at Garrett Law Group, PLC handle all matters in the office personally. When you deal with our office you will be dealing with your lawyer and not a staff member or paralegal. This situation is too important to be dealt with by anyone other than your attorney. We make ourselves accessible and when you call the office you will speak to your lawyer. We are available by telephone twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week. Contact us online or by telephone if you have been charged with domestic violence. Our Virginia Beach lawyers are here to help. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.