Domestic violence is a common charge in the State of Virginia. Arguments and disagreements get heated and people make poor decisions in the moment that they would not ordinarily make. Ex-lovers and ex-spouses get jealous and make horrific accusations of violence in the home in an effort to take control over a person or a situation, such as a custody arrangement. However, regardless of how domestic violence charges arise, one thing is certain: they can have a profound impact on your life and your future.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could stand to be charged thousands of dollars in fines, be ordered to spend time in jail or prison, and be forced to undergo a mandatory batterer’s program. You will have a permanent criminal record for the rest of your life, making it difficult for you to get or maintain employment. Your reputation will suffer, as will your relationships with the people you love.
The best way to fight domestic violence charges is to try to avoid being convicted in the first place. At Galumbeck Kegley, we have the experience of former prosecutors on our side. We know the tactics and the strategies they will use to try to convince the court you are guilty, and we will challenge them at every turn. Our goal is to see that the charges against you are dismissed entirely, or reduced to a lesser charge. We want nothing more than to keep you out of jail and at home with your family, where you belong.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact us immediately for a consultation.
(276) 988-6561 or (888) 4VA-ATTY