Virginia Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Defend Clients Against Domestic Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Stalking & Child Abuse Charges In Virginia
Domestic violence is a crime.
Have you been charged with domestic violence in Virginia?
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse is usually defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation.
Domestic violence can come in many different forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect).
How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
Are you facing a domestic violence charge in Virginia?
If you need help to defend yourself against a domestic violence charge in Virginia, then contact the SRIS Law Group Maryland, Massachusetts or Virginia criminal law defense lawyers for help.
How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?
First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
Our Virginia domestic violence defense attorneys will do their best to help you.
A. Any person who commits an assault and battery against a family or household member is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member, where it is alleged in the warrant, petition, information, or indictment on which a person is convicted, that such person has been previously convicted of two offenses against a family or household member of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member in violation of this section, (ii) malicious wounding in violation of § 18.2-51, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding in violation of § 18.2-51.2, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance in violation of § 18.2-52, or (v) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction which has the same elements of any of the above offenses, in any combination, all of which occurred within a period of 20 years, and each of which occurred on a different date, such person is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
C. Whenever a warrant for a violation of this section is issued, the magistrate shall issue an emergency protective order as authorized by § 16.1-253.4, except if the defendant is a minor, an emergency protective order shall not be required.
D. The definition of “family or household member” in § 16.1-228 applies to this section.
The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in Virginia:
Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Chantilly County, Virginia Beach City, Prince William County, Woodbridge County, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Loudoun County, Norfolk County, Chesapeake County, Arlington County, Richmond County, Newport News County, Hampton County, Alexandria County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Portsmouth County, Hanover County, Albemarle County, Roanoke County, Montgomery County, Suffolk County, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Fredericksburg County, Augusta County, Lynchburg County, Bedford County, Fauquier County, York County, Pittsylvania County, James City, Henry County, Campbell County, Washington County, Franklin County, Harrisonburg County, Northern Virginia & Hampton Roads.