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Defending Those Who Have Been Accused of Domestic Violence in Virginia

The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be severe, so domestic violence charges should always be taken seriously. Domestic violence is prosecuted aggressively in Virginia. If you are being accused of domestic violence, then you need an equally aggressive approach to your defense. Even if the alleged victim wants to drop the charges, the state can still choose to proceed with the case.

At Kozak & Davis, P.C, we know how domestic violence cases are prosecuted in Virginia, and with over 100 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge you need to feel confident in the courtroom.

Facing domestic violence charges? Contact us online or call (757) 222-2224 to speak with a Portsmouth domestic violence lawyer.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence charges are related to abuse and/or physical violence between family members, spouses, domestic partners, and/or people who are living together.

Prosecuted at both the misdemeanor and federal level, domestic violence cases are notoriously complicated and require a detail-oriented approach to defense. Consequences of domestic violence convictions can include heavy fines, court-mandated community service and/or required counseling, probation, loss of rights, and even imprisonment.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Virginia?

Potential penalties for domestic violence may include:

  • Criminal Penalties: Domestic violence charges may lead to criminal penalties like fines, probation, or even imprisonment, depending on the severity of the particular offense.
  • Protective Orders: A court may issue protective orders, limiting your contact with the alleged victim and imposing specific restrictions on your behavior.
  • Custody and Visitation Issues: If you are involved in a family law case, domestic violence allegations can significantly impact custody and visitation arrangements.
  • Firearms Restrictions: A domestic violence conviction may result in the loss of your right to possess firearms, as federal law prohibits individuals with certain convictions from owning firearms.
  • Impact on Employment: A domestic violence conviction can adversely affect your current employment and future job prospects, particularly if the offense is job-related or requires professional licensing.
  • Mandatory Counseling: Courts often mandate counseling or anger management programs as part of the sentencing process for domestic violence offenders.

Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges

Some common defenses against domestic violence charges could include:

  • False Accusations: It's not uncommon for false or exaggerated accusations to arise in domestic violence cases. We can thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your case to identify any inconsistencies or ulterior motives behind the allegations.
  • Self-Defense: If you acted in self-defense or defense of another, we can build a defense strategy to demonstrate the justifiability of your actions.
  • Lack of Evidence: Prosecutors must prove the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is insufficient evidence, we can work to challenge the prosecution's case and seek a favorable outcome for you.
  • Violation of Rights: Any violation of your constitutional rights during the arrest, investigation, or court proceedings can be grounds for a defense. We can scrutinize the actions of law enforcement and the prosecution to ensure your rights were not infringed upon.
  • Mutual Consent: In some cases, actions alleged to be domestic violence may have been consensual or misconstrued. We can explore the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident to present a compelling defense on your behalf.

Why Hire Kozak & Davis, P.C.

As your representation, our experienced domestic violence attorneys in Portsmouth are ready to provide you with the following services:

  • Thoroughly investigate your case
  • Help you build a defense that you feel confident in
  • Provide you with all of your legal options
  • Advocate for you in court
  • Fight to ensure your rights are protected

Contact Our Domestic Violence Lawyer in Portsmouth Today

If you are dealing with domestic violence charges, it can feel like the world is against you. At Kozak & Davis, we believe that everyone deserves high-quality legal representation, and we will work diligently to ensure that you know and understand all of your legal options.

As a BBB-accredited law firm, we are well-known throughout the Portsmouth and Suffolk communities and are committed to providing our clients with aggressive yet compassionate legal counsel. When you need someone on your side, we are there for you.

Get help with your domestic violence case. Contact one of our Portsmouth domestic violence defense attorneys at (757) 222-2224.

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