Washington, D.C. & Alexandria, VA Domestic Violence Attorney
Protecting our Clients’ Legal Rights & Interests
The media often portrays domestic violence as one partner assaulting the other, but this is only occasionally reality. In Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA, domestic violence is a broad category that covers several misdemeanor and felony offenses between people with an intrafamily relationship.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney from S.L. England, PLLC, to protect your future.
Laws refers to domestic violence as an “intrafamily offense.” To be charged with domestic violence, you must have a relationship with the alleged victim by blood, adoption, marriage/domestic partnership, or, in some cases, roommates. Whether the defendant is charged with domestic violence or the same crime without the domestic violence component depends on their relationship to the alleged victim.
Domestic violence encompasses several different offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Assault and battery
- Cruelty to Children
- Sexual Abuse
- Destruction of Property
Domestic Violence Penalties
The penalties for domestic violence vary based on the specific offense, and the penalties remain the same for domestic violence and non-domestic violence charges involving the same crimes. These penalties may include:
- Jail or prison time up to one year.
- Fines up to $2,500
- Loss of the right to own firearms.
Long-term, a domestic violence charge can affect the defendant’s custody rights to their children, alimony payments, or their job.
Have You Been Charged With Domestic Violence?
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence charge in Washington, D.C. or Alexandria, VA, you need aggressive representation to protect your future. The criminal defense attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, have the courtroom experience necessary to effectively argue your case in front of a judge or jury. Our attorneys understand that domestic violence incidents are emotionally charged and that the alleged victim sometimes makes false accusations against you.
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