Allegations Of Domestic Violence Are Serious
If you are arrested for domestic violence, you may go to jail. Furthermore, you may be separated from your family and prohibited from living in your own home. If you are not a citizen, you face exclusion (deportation) as a result of this charge, even if it is dismissed on conditions.
At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we understand how important it is for our clients to avoid these harsh consequences. We have extensive experience helping people in Virginia with their most critical criminal defense issues.
Fighting Domestic Violence Charges
At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we help people who have been arrested on charges of domestic violence and other assault and battery charges. We also help those who have had restraining orders brought against them. If you are facing these charges, we can help you understand your legal options and seek a dismissal of charges if possible.
Virginia law provides first-time domestic violence offenders the opportunity to be placed on probation and enter treatment and education programs. Upon successful completion of these programs, charges can be dismissed. Our attorneys will carefully examine all of the details of your case to help you determine a course of action that best suits your needs.
Domestic Violence And Immigration
If you are visiting this country or actively seeking citizenship, a domestic violence conviction can permanently derail your plans. Crimes such as domestic violence, child abuse and child neglect are considered deportable offenses. Also, if you are found to have violated an order of protection, you are also subject to probation. Our defense lawyers understand the immigration consequences of domestic violence charges and can help you pursue freedom from the consequences of a conviction.
Stand Up For Your Rights. Contact Us For Relentless Defense.
Do not hesitate to contact our defense lawyers to obtain the help and defense you need against these serious charges. Use our contact form or call 703-539-5825 to discuss your individual circumstances with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney. Our firm offers free phone consultations.