A Skilled Defense In Domestic Cases Is Essential
In recent years, law enforcement has been under pressure to take domestic violence very seriously. In many cases, this means that even if the accuser decides not to press charges, the state will still want to prosecute the alleged offender. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need an aggressive defense.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our criminal defense attorneys understand that domestic violence charges can be brought for a number of reasons. While some charges are legitimate, others may be an attempt to affect the outcome of a pending divorce or child custody case. We will investigate the case against you and determine the facts. For a free consultation with a Wilmington domestic violence attorney, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.
Don’t Risk The Consequences Of A Conviction
If you are charged with domestic violence, you can be ordered to move out of your home and to cease contact with your family. Typically, a 50-B protective order is in effect for 10 days until a hearing with a judge. We will represent you at all hearings and argue against the order being extended for one year.
Violation of a protective order is a crime. If you are found in contempt of the order, you may go to jail or face other penalties.
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A domestic violence conviction will be on your record permanently. In addition, it can affect your ability to spend time with your children. You may also be banned from owning firearms and have any firearms you currently own taken away by the police.