Charged With Domestic Assault? How An Attorney Can Help.
Domestic violence is a serious issue. The laws were created in an applaudable effort to protect the innocent and the weak. However, it can be terrifying to be falsely accused of domestic violence. If found guilty you can face jail time, a criminal record and lose your parental rights.
Your Advocate For Justice
Because there are two sides to every story, I know that being arrested and charged does not mean you are guilty. Particularly in domestic situations, emotions can run high during an argument. Alcohol or stressful family or personal situations can lead to misinterpretation and mischaracterization. Often things can feel threatening or urgent in the heat of the moment, but when viewed in the broad light of day they are not.
Immediate Attention To Your Case
Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, once you have been arrested for domestic assault — even if your accuser decides to drop the charges — your case will still move forward. This is because it is the Commonwealth that is charging you, not your accuser. The Commonwealth will then focus its efforts on pursuing the charges and finding you guilty.
The Reality Of The Charges
The reality is that in some instances an accuser has ulterior motives. I understand that in some situations:
- What is reported never really happened.
- The person charged as the “aggressor” was acting in self-defense.
- Police were called so that one person could have the advantage in divorce or custody matters.
Like all allegations of violent crime, domestic assault charges can have a lasting, negative effect and leave a permanent stain on your record. You will want to be continuously updated about the progress of your case.
This is why from our initial consultation to the end of my representation as your attorney we will be in communication.
This is why I take the time to listen to your story and fully understand what happened. My assistance and guidance starts the moment I hear your story and take your case.
Call For A Consultation
To schedule a domestic violence defense consultation with me, lawyer Joseph Thelin, email my firm or call 703-659-0477. Conveniently located in Manassas, I serve clients in the surrounding communities.