In Virginia, domestic violence is defined as verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse against a family member. A Richmond domestic violence attorney should be involved in these types of cases as soon as possible after an accusation is made. If you or someone you know has been arrested and accused of domestic violence, call Del Rio Law, PLLC to schedule a free and confidential 30-minute case evaluation. We are prepared to discuss your case, answer your questions, and inform you of your options moving forward.
Domestic violence is a form of assault and battery covered under VA code §16.1-228, which states that abuse against a family member involving force, threat, or actual violence and which results in injury or even fear of injury is a punishable offense.
Anyone found guilty of committing misdemeanor domestic violence may face up to one year in jail. Individuals with two or more prior convictions could be charged with a Class 6 felony and face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.
A domestic violence charge not only has significant legal consequences, but can seriously impact your personal life as well. A criminal conviction on your record could make it difficult to qualify for loans and jobs, and could end up depriving you or your right to own or possess a firearm.
Del Rio Law, PLLC is prepared to explain the charges that have been levied against you, as well as how best to proceed with your case. When you work with our firm, you aren’t just hiring a Ricmond criminal defense lawyer, you’re retaining a zealous advocate to guide you through this difficult process.