Domestic Violence in Virginia
As defined by the Code of Virginia (Section 16.1-228), family abuse is any action that involves force, violence, or the threat of causing bodily injury or creates reasonable apprehension of injury. This action is committed by an individual toward a household member or family member.
However, it is not necessary that the individual live in the same house. The victim could be a parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, sister, brother, half-sister, half-brother, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws or child shared in common with another. The victim does not need to be married or reside with the accused.
The outcome of your domestic violence case can have lasting effects on you and your family. If you are charged, or believe you may be charged, it is imperative to act quickly to begin the process of building a strong defense. That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney you can trust to aggressively fight for your rights. Naum Estevez, PLLC is passionate about family law, and is ready to handle your domestic violence case.
Domestic Abuse Cases
If you have had an argument with anyone in your household that quickly escalates, often times law enforcement becomes involved. If the other participant in the argument makes a claim that you somehow have threatened him or her, you will likely be handcuffed and arrested. Sometimes, individuals can be accused or charged with domestic violence even if there was no physical contact at all.
Other times, a former spouse may make serious criminal child abuse accusations when trying to create an advantage in a battle over child custody. Their accusation can become a serious matter that will require skilled legal insight when addressing the situation. Whether you are innocent of the charges against you or you are facing serious penalties due to a momentary lapse of self-control, an experienced Prince William County domestic violence lawyer can handle your case and get you the best possible outcome.
In many cases, a skilled attorney can negotiate directly with prosecutors to see if charges can be reduced or dropped altogether. This action alone can help diminish not only the legal penalties, but also the damage to your reputation that may follow the accusation of domestic violence.
A skilled CDV attorney can help represent you in a variety of legal issues concerning your case. These issues may include:
• Disorderly Conduct
• Felony Assault Charges
• Misdemeanor Assault Charges
Protecting Your Rights
Everyone, including you, has rights under the law. Your first right concerning your charges is to remain silent. It is imperative that you do everything in your power to exercise this right until you have consulted with an attorney. Even attempting to make a convincing argument to your arresting officer that you are completely innocent could in fact make the situation worse, if the officer takes your argument to mean that you are resisting arrest or being non-compliant in the legal process.
Retaining a Virginia domestic violence lawyer right from the start is the most reliable option for receiving a successful outcome involving your case. With the knowledge that can only come from experience in domestic violence cases, your attorney will move your case through the court system and evaluate every legal option for your defense. Your attorney will intervene in your case early by making an effort to detail to the prosecutor every aspect of your side of the story. Their persuasive negotiating skills might convince the prosecutor to forgo filing formal charges.
No ethical domestic violence attorney can guarantee success in a case. However, Nicole Naum and her legal team are committed to thoroughly exploring all options to get you a favorable outcome. Our office has all of the necessary resources to fully investigate all evidence and facts of your case.
Fighting for You
Naum Estevez, PLLC pledges to work hard to protect your interests. Since this is a difficult and emotional time in your life, Naum Estevez, PLLC promises to treat you with the care and compassion you deserve. Naum Estevez, PLLC will do everything possible to secure a positive outcome while helping you through this trying time.
Let Naum Estevez, PLLC see you through this confusing, emotionally charged legal process so that you can put the past behind you and move forward toward a brighter future. Contact Naum Estevez, PLLC in Manassas, VA today to schedule your consultation.