Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
What Are Virginia’s Penalties for Domestic Violence?
Have you been accused of abusing your spouse, children, or other members of your household? If so, you could be facing consequences far beyond jail or a fine. Individuals who are found guilty of domestic violence could face a criminal conviction and be kicked out of their home and prevented from coming anywhere near their loved ones.
Additionally, Virginia recently enacted a new law for the offense of strangulation. We have seen this offense being charged in nearly all domestic assault cases, which dramatically changes the potential outcome for defendants in Virginia. Instead of facing only a Class 1 misdemeanor of domestic assault, persons also charged with this offense face a much more serious Class 6 felony if convicted. Any conviction of a domestic violence charge will also result in a life time prohibition of purchasing or possessing a firearm pursuant to Federal law.
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
False accusations of domestic violence are commonly made by angry or bitter spouses, or by children who have been set up by another adult to accuse the defendant of violence. Whatever the case may be for you, speak with a criminal defense lawyer from our firm right away to discuss what can be done to fight your charges and prevent you from being removed from your home.
Experienced Domestic Abuse Team at McCormack & McCormack
In order for a domestic violence case to be successfully prosecuted, the prosecution must be able to present strong evidence of abuse. Therefore, in order 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 has handled criminal defense cases for 45 combined years and is more than capable of getting your charges dropped or your case dismissed.
As our client, you can expect:
- More than 45 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
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 as well as state and federal courts.
Facing domestic violence charges in Virginia? We represent clients in and around Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton and Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore.