Domestic violence charges usually bring up images in a person's mind of a spouse who has been beaten. There are some cases in which actual physical violence isn't an element in the case. Those cases are often very difficult for prosecutors and defendants because they are so complicated. We know that if you are facing domestic violence charges, you are probably interested in clearing your name and minimizing the effects of the accusations.
If you are facing domestic violence charges based on allegations of threats, coercion, or intimidation, we need to determine the most appropriate way to answer those accusations. Even when there wasn't any actual physical abuse, the possible penalties of a criminal conviction for domestic violence can be far-reaching.
You might be forbidden from going to your home if you share it with the person who made the accusations against you. You might not be able to have contact with your children. You might lose your job. In some cases, you could face fines or time in jail.
Developing a domestic violence defense can be complex. We have to consider the evidence that the prosecutors are using against you. This can include witness testimony or victim statements. Once we know what we are facing in your case, we can work to decide what options we have to refute the evidence.
We can also help you when the subject of restraining orders comes up. These orders can be very unfair, especially if you are in the midst of a child custody battle. We can help you learn about ways to fight the possible consequences of these orders since your ability to see your child might be stopped if the order is issued.