Domestic Violence Lawyer in Virginia Fights for Your Rights
Get a strong Midlothian, Virginia domestic criminal law attorney on your side
Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. Virginia law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and diligent criminal defense attorney to defend you.
At Tara D. Hatcher Law Firm, PLC our 12 years of experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases have equipped us with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish of your case, we examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge in Virginia.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be entitled to an order of protection. We can help you understand your options and enforce your rights.
What is domestic violence?
In Virginia, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Virginia:
- Actual or threatened physical harm
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
- Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
Midlothian lawyer fighting to preserve your rights
Clients charged with domestic violence in Virginia face serious consequences:
- Prison sentence
- Permanent restraining order
- Inability to return to your house
- Inability to see your children
- Difficulty finding or keeping a job
- Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
- Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
- If you are an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
- Inability to possess firearms
At Tara D. Hatcher Law Firm, PLC, we can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.
Don’t delay. Contact Tara D. Hatcher Law Firm, PLC today.
When you have been charged with domestic violence in Virginia, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 804-423-2503 or contact us online to schedule a confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Midlothian, we stand ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.