Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Lawyer
Quality Legal Counsel in Hampton Roads
Domestic violence crimes can range from physical to sexual abuse of members of the family or shared household. Emotions typically run high in these cases and hiring an attorney can be a key step in securing an alternative disposition, such as a first-offender program or the dropping of charges. Depending on the offense, a domestic violence conviction can carry significant jail time.
An experienced Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer can be the difference between keeping and losing your freedom. Oftentimes, allegations of domestic violence are tied in with an ongoing divorce action, and the outcome of the criminal case can have a tremendous effect on the divorce case. For this reason, you need an attorney who will aggressively attack the allegations against you.
Necessary Evidence for a Domestic Violence Conviction in VA
When an officer is called the scene of an alleged domestic violence act, they will immediately begin looking for signs of an altercation. Law enforcement does not take lightly to these claims and they will always be on the lookout for evidence that could lead to your arrest. In fact, there is very little evidence needed in order to detain you. If the arresting officer has a witness statement and signs of injury on the alleged victim, they could cuff you. While this time in your life may be frustrating, it is important to comply by the requests of the authorities and immediately work with an attorney. A legal representative can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Aggressive Representation After an Arrest
The Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC has substantial experience prosecuting and defending crimes of domestic violence and knows how to get the best results for your case. Very often the individual making the allegation was actually the aggressor, but the police in their haste to secure the scene arrested the wrong person. You deserve a tough attorney who is willing to do the work required to present the full picture of the event. When you work with our firm, we will immediately begin review your situation and ensure that your rights were not violated in any manner during the investigation or arrest. We will take into consideration your side of the story and develop an effective legal plan.