Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers: Domestic Assault
Over the past few decades, law enforcement in Virginia has stepped up investigation of domestic assault offenses, while the Commonwealth of Virginia has increased penalties for domestic assault convictions.
In addition to the possibility of jail time, a conviction for domestic assault can result in the imposition of a restraining order, the loss of your rights to own a firearm and numerous probation requirements, including the possibility of court-ordered anger management or counseling services.
If you have been charged with domestic assault in Virginia, contact an attorney who can protect your rights. At The Gordon Law Firm, we have represented more than 2500 clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Manassas, Leesburg and Fairfax County, against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.
In many domestic assault cases, the alleged victim does not even want to testify. However, the state has the power to compel witnesses to appear at court through the use of subpoenas. Despite this power, however, there are many ways that an experienced criminal defense attorney can provide assistance in a domestic violence case. In addition to seeking an acquittal or case dismissal, an attorney can seek a plea agreement that mitigates any damage to a client’s record and minimizes potential penalties.