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Domestic Assault cases can be very tricky, both legally and emotionally. When you find yourself charged and arrested for a crime, I’m sure you are embarrassed and not sure how to best handle it and put it behind you. You want what is in the best interests of your family, and to maintain your privacy.
Unfortunately, even in a case that seems like a minor matter that was blown out of proportion, it can be difficult to unwind the process. Even if your wife/spouse/partner doesn’t want to follow through with charges, it may not be simple or easy to get the prosecution to back off.
That’s why it often makes sense to get a lawyer involved. I’ll sort through the emotional turmoil and help you work out a disposition that is fair, reasonable, and in your best interests.
Virginia Domestic Violence & Assault Penalties
If you are found guilty of a Domestic Assault in Virginia, you face up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2500. You may also be required to attend anger management classes or domestic violence counseling.
A second (2nd) offense domestic assault charge is still a misdemeanor, but has an increased likelihood of more severe penalties.
A third (3rd) or subsequent charge of domestic assault, is a a Felony with the potential for prison time if you are convicted.
Please call me for a consultation, other specific penalties depend on a wide variety of factors. You are also at risk of protective orders and other legal problems.
How to Beat a Domestic Assault Charge – Defense Strategies
If the facts of the case are weak, I may simply argue that there is no real evidence to support the charge, and I’ll fight for a dismissal. In other cases, we may want to negotiate the charges down, or offer to take anger management classes or other family counseling in exchange for a fair deal.
How I will handle it will depend significantly on the specifics of your case, and the situation in court. Some prosecutors and judges can be extremely tough on domestic violence accusations, so it takes some experience to know when to negotiate and when to fight.
Whatever we decide to do, I’ll work tirelessly to get you the fair treatment that you deserve that is in the best interests of you and your family.
If you are accused of domestic assault in Virginia, call me now to schedule a no-obligation, no-risk, free consultation at (888) 205-9314. I’ll talk to you about your case, and let you know exactly what I can do to help.
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