Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout Virginia
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should immediately seek counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your freedom and reputation are at stake after an arrest or charge of this nature. If you are charged with domestic violence, you will may be prevented from returning to your home or visiting your children in addition to any criminal penalties. Carleton Penn III, has experience defending clients who has been charged with domestic violence.
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What Is Considered Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence refers to crimes committed against a family member, spouse, or partner with whom you share a residence. There are many different actions which fall under the category of domestic violence, from physical violence to harassment. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could be facing very serious criminal consequences. Domestic violence convictions often carry penalties such as time in jail, community service, probation, and an anger management or batterers' intervention program, prohibition of possessing or carrying a fire arm.
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Once an alleged victim files a complaint or an arrest is made, they may file a petition requesting a protective order, restraining order and they may be granted exclusive use of the house. When a restraining order has been filed against you, you will not be able to contact or come into close proximity with the alleged victim. This may include written and electronic communication and will prevent you from visiting their residence, even if it was a shared residence. You will not be able to visit their place of employment, school, or any other place which they have personal obligations.