Taking Steps To Defend Your Name And Your Rights
Resolving a domestic violence case effectively takes skill and an objective perspective. It can be nearly impossible to focus on the law when you are facing such a personal matter that threatens to damage your reputation. If a protective order has been filed against you or you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge, you should not try to confront this problem alone.
Contact me, Mark B. Arthur, to begin building your defense. I will handle all the legal aspects of your case, working to minimize the effect an allegation has on your future. For over 16 years, I have defended individuals against complicated criminal charges that jeopardize their personal relationships, livelihood and privileges.
Understanding Virginia’s Domestic Violence Law
In Virginia, individuals can be arrested for assaulting or touching a member of the household in an offensive way, without his or her permission. The domestic violence law was written to protect not only spouses, family members and significant others from harm but also anyone who is living in the home or has lived with the accused individual within the past year.
I represent individuals accused of committing acts that include:
- Rape and sexual assault
- Emotional, physical, verbal, psychological or sexual abuse
- Violating a restraining order
If spouses are estranged or fighting over child custody terms, false domestic abuse claims may surface. As your advocate, I will use the law to hold the other party accountable for misleading officers and the court.
Minimizing Consequences That Result From An Arrest Or Conviction
Domestic violence accusations can follow you throughout your life.
Arrest records and records of a conviction may surface during a background search, limiting your job and housing opportunities. Getting arrested, charged or convicted can affect your parenting rights and restrict your access to your children. If you are convicted of this offense, you could lose your firearm privileges in addition to receiving jail time and fines.
I do not forget what is at stake when I represent clients in Lynchburg and the surrounding area accused of this crime. I leverage my substantial criminal defense experience to secure the best result possible for you.
Learn How I Can Help You Today
If you receive a restraining order or have been arrested, do not contact the other party to plead your case. Contact Mark B, Arthur, PC, to arrange a free consultation. I return voice mails and emails promptly. Reach me at 434-338-7028 or via my confidential online form.