Domestic Violence

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Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Lawyers 

Defending Clients Accused of Domestic Violence in Virginia 

For a domestic violence case to be successfully prosecuted, the prosecution must be able to present substantial evidence of abuse. Therefore, to successfully defend a domestic violence case, you need to retain an attorney who can disprove any arguments that the prosecution makes and who can provide solid evidence that you did not abuse anyone in your household. McCormack & McCormack handled criminal defense cases for more than 70combined years and can get your charges dropped or your case dismissed.

Call McCormack & McCormack today at (888) 490-0876 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence attorney in Virginia Beach!

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence encompasses a range of abusive behaviors occurring within familial or intimate relationships. It extends beyond physical harm and includes emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. Identifying the various forms of domestic violence is crucial for building a strong defense. Our legal team at McCormack & McCormack deeply understands these complexities, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your case.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Virginia?

Facing domestic violence charges in Virginia can lead to severe consequences. It's essential to be aware of the potential penalties associated with these charges. Our attorneys are well-versed in Virginia's legal landscape and can guide you through the potential repercussions. Here are some key penalties:

Penalties for misdemeanor domestic violence can include the following:

  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • $2,500 in fines

Penalties for felony domestic violence can include the following:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • $2,500 in fines

Additionally, federal law prohibits people convicted of domestic assault from purchasing/possessing firearms, and Virginia recently enacted a new law for the offense of strangulation.

Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

Crafting an effective defense requires a nuanced understanding of the law. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients facing domestic violence charges, utilizing various strategies. Here are some potential defenses:

  • False Accusations: Demonstrating that the accusations are unfounded or motivated by ulterior motives.
  • Self-Defense: Establishing that the accused acted in self-defense to protect themselves from harm.
  • Lack of Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence and highlighting inconsistencies.
  • Consent: Arguing that the alleged victim consented to the actions.
  • Mental Health Issues: Presenting evidence of mental health issues that may have influenced the incident.

At McCormack & McCormack, we aim to secure the best possible outcome for our clients, whether through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution methods.

Why Hire Us?

Our firm is dedicated to providing focused and aggressive defense for clients facing all types of criminal charges, from domestic violence to murder. We have extensive experience in both civilian and military courts, having experience with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps and state and federal courts. Your initial case evaluation with an attorney from our firm is free, so contact us today to learn what can be done to fight your domestic violence charges.

As our client, you can expect:

  • More than 70 years of combined legal experience
  • Client-oriented service
  • A legal team backed by a trustworthy reputation
  • An aggressive approach to safeguard your rights and liberties

Contact Our Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Attorney Today 

In the face of domestic violence charges, having a dedicated legal team is essential. McCormack & McCormack stands ready to advocate for your rights and provide the strategic representation needed during these challenging times. With our experience and commitment to excellence, we strive to achieve the most favorable resolution for every client. If you find yourself confronting domestic violence charges in Virginia Beach, contact us for a confidential consultation. Your future deserves the protection of seasoned legal professionals.

Contact McCormack & McCormack today to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence lawyer in Virginia Beach! We represent clients in and around Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Williamsburg/James City County, York County, and Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore.