Turn To An Attentive, Accomplished Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
In Virginia, domestic violence is defined as verbal abuse, emotional abuse and physical abuse against a family member. You should consult with a defense lawyer 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. I am attorney Abraham Del Rio III, and I am ready to discuss your case, answer your questions and advise you on your legal options. Past clients have appreciated my listening approach and persistence.
About Domestic Violence Laws In Virginia
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.
The following are considered family members under the law for the purpose of defining domestic violence:
- A spouse or former spouse
- Parents or stepparents
- Brothers, sisters and stepsiblings
- Any other person cohabiting with the aggressor in the last 12 months
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.
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A domestic violence charge has significant legal consequences and can seriously impact your personal life. You could lose access to your home and children. A criminal conviction on your record could make it difficult to qualify for loans and jobs, and could end up depriving you of 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 my firm, you aren’t just hiring a defense lawyer; you’re enlisting me as your zealous advocate to guide you through this difficult process.