Charges of domestic violence are fraught with implications and potential penalties that other criminal charges do not carry. A domestic violence charge can result in you having a temporary protective order issued against you. If you share a home with the other party, you will be forced to leave your home. You will not be able to have contact with that person and contact with your children may be restricted.
These are just some of the ways in which your life will change because of a temporary restraining order. A conviction for domestic abuse can have even more serious and lasting consequences, including:
- One year in jail
- $2,500 fine
- Extended no contact period
- No longer able to possess a firearm
- Jeopardized security clearances
Beyond these penalties, a domestic violence conviction can also have a very serious impact on the way a divorce, child custody or other family law matter is decided.
The Government has the burden of proof in any prosecution. Domestic violence cases frequently do not have witnesses and it is important to ensure that the Government proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt and not based upon the uncorroborated testimony of one witness.
The only sound decision you can make if you have been charged with domestic violence is to secure the representation of an attorney who is capable of providing an aggressive and skilled defense of your rights.
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At Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, our Fairfax domestic violence defense attorneys understand how much of an impact these charges can have on someone's life. We are committed to providing our clients with a defense that effectively attacks the prosecution's case. Our decades of experience allow us to build defense strategies that will maximize the prosecution's weaknesses and help you secure a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea.
Contact the Loudoun County Domestic Assault Charges Attorneys of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy
If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is imperative that you begin to mount an aggressive defense of your rights. Turn to the experienced Fairfax domestic violence defense lawyers of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.
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