Virginia law enforcement officers do not need an arrest warrant to arrest a person for domestic violence. In fact, there is a good chance that once the police arrive, one of the two parties involved will be arrested — and it is not always the person who called the police. It is also not the choice of the person who called in the report whether or not you should be arrested — if the police believe you were the primary aggressor in the physical altercation, you will likely be arrested. You will be taken into custody, possibly held without bond until a motion can be filed, and an episode that will most likely lead to drastic consequences for your family will have begun.
Virginia takes domestic violence very seriously, and the consequences of a conviction are significant, even if you have no prior criminal history. You could possibly lose the following: the right to live in your own home, access to family members, your right to possess firearms, your security clearance and your reputation in the community. It is vital that you hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who will vigorously represent to the court and the community that you are not a criminal or chronic abuser.
Our first piece of advice is that under no circumstance should you talk to the police. It is highly unlikely you will improve your situation by doing so. Call the criminal defense lawyers at The Laurel Brigade Law Group in Leesburg at 703-777-6161. Let us talk for you.
In many cases, domestic violence arrests are legitimate. Nevertheless, you are still innocent until proven guilty, and entitled to a vigorous defense. Our objective is to protect you from receiving harsher treatment than you deserve from the prosecutor and the court.
Some domestic violence charges are fraudulent or concocted out of spite. One way to obtain advantage in a child custody hearing is to portray your former partner as unfit. If the charges against you are false, we will make every effort to make this apparent to the court. We will seek to have the charges dismissed and have your good name restored.
We will defend you zealously against these types of charges, and we will do everything in our power to give your life back to you. If your actions do rise to a claim of domestic assault, we will defend you and represent your interests to limit as much as possible the negative consequences of your actions. As your lawyers we are 100 percent on your side and ready to battle for you. If you are in a difficult situation such as this, you can rely on us.
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