Domestic violence is a violent act committed against a person in a domestic relationship, such as a spouse, relative or significant other whom the law protects from assault. During the pendency of criminal charges, the person charged is ordered to stay away from the alleged victim, and no contact can be made. This often means that the accused cannot return to his or her home and if his or her children reside there, not be able to see them there.
A conviction for a domestic violence offense can carry severe criminal penalties and requirements: Possible jail time, probation, drug and alcohol screening, anger management classes, loss of gun permit, continued inability to make contact with the alleged victim and other penalties and sanctions may be ordered by the judge. An attorney will serve as your advocate and seek a favorable resolution to the allegations against you.
If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence, you need to find an attorney that can properly advocate for your rights. The Law Offices of Serra & Isopi, P.C. have attorneys representing clients since 1980 in these type of cases. Call today for a free phone consultation.