Do You Need a Domestic Violence Attorney?
Regardless of whether the accusation is true or not, a domestic violence charge can completely turn a person’s life upside down. Because of the nature of the crime, those charged with domestic abuse may not only face certain social consequences that jeopardize relationships, with family, friends, and co-workers, but also their employment. They may feel isolated from those around them without access to support. However, in addition to the social stigma associated with domestic abuse charges, the penalties that come with a conviction can be severe. They may include losing custody of, or contact with, your children. Penalties can also include hefty fines, confinement in a jail or prison, losing access to firearms, and other serious consequences. Again, an accused individual may feel isolated or betrayed, which is why it’s important to seek a domestic violence attorney to fight on your behalf.