Domestic assault, like DUI, is a criminal charge that has gotten out of hand. Laws against domestic violence in Virginia carry heavier punishments than injuring or threatening a stranger.
Every day individuals are led away from their homes, accused of a crime that will devastate their reputations, their job prospects, their chances of obtaining child custody and their freedom.
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When police get a domestic disturbance call, there is a good chance someone will be charged and booked. They are not there to intervene or counsel, but to stop a fight, and arrest achieves this objective. Not all domestic charges are against husbands and boyfriends. Women are arrested for domestic violence almost as often as men. Whenever household members are assaulted by another — by a parent, child, grandchild or anyone — arrest is possible.
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Many people don't realize that arrest for domestic assault doesn't always lead to conviction. A skilled domestic assault attorney like Carter Phillips knows how to take apart police reports and testimony from witnesses and spot contradictions. The "victim" has not always been victimized. When the accuser's story does not add up, dismissal is a common occurrence.
Accused of domestic violence? You have the right to a quality defense. Hampton domestic assault defense lawyer Carter Phillips has obtained dismissals for many clients. Call Carter Phillips Law Office at 757-870-4939, or describe your situation using this online form.