Domestic Violence Charges in Virginia
Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer
Domestic violence covers a wide range of offenses that can occur in a domestic situation. Witnessing domestic violence can also have a profoundly negative effect on a child's life and is therefore considered a form of child endangerment, bringing with it its own set of punishments and consequences. Law enforcement officers take domestic violence accusations very seriously. In many situations, they will make arrests even if no signs of abuse are apparent when they arrive. Law enforcement would rather arrest an innocent individual than be responsible for allowing violence to continue behind closed doors.
Domestic violence laws are in place to protect individuals from abusive spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, cohabitants, or any other potentially abusive domestic relationship. These laws cover physical violence, the threat of physical violence, and any other form of abuse that may exist in a relationship. While these laws were designed to protect individuals from being harmed by overly abusive domestic partners, they can very easily be taken advantage of. If you stand accused of a domestic violence related crime, you should seek out a criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA immediately. A defense attorney will be able to protect you from any unfair or biased treatment you may receive over the course of these accusations.
The Benefits of Hiring Our Team
At James A. Bullard, Jr. P.C. we strongly believe that no matter what the circumstances of your case may be, you should always be treated fairly. Domestic violence cases rest heavily on the testimony of the alleged victim. We know how to recognize false testimonies and can protect you from the harm they can do to your reputation. We can aggressively pursue a favorable case outcome so that your future will not be burdened by the negative consequences of guilty verdict. Contact a Richmond domestic violence lawyer from our team today to learn more about your defense options!