Experienced Defense For Domestic Violence Charges
When you’re charged with domestic violence, what’s ahead of you isn’t good. Domestic violence is aggressively pursued by authorities and can damage your personal life. No matter what, you have the right to a vigorous criminal defense.
The criminal defense attorneys of Weinstock Levin are here to help you. Attorney Ed Weinstock has experience as a prosecutor and is a certified criminal trial lawyer. He has the skill and insight into the criminal law process to help you get through it.
What You Want In Your Defense Attorney
Domestic violence charges are extremely damaging to you. You can face time in prison and significant personal consequences. What you want from an attorney is simple. You want your attorney to be:
- Aggressive: There is no downside to having an aggressive defense willing to take every available step to secure an acquittal.
- Honest: A defense attorney does what’s right for you, so having one honest enough to tell you when your chances aren’t great will help you in the long run.
- Experienced: An experienced attorney can help guide you through the process with efficiency and skill.
An honest, experienced assessment of your case will substantially impact what you choose to do as your next step.
Domestic violence comprises a range of offenses that can be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the actions. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you could be facing a restraining order, child or spousal support orders, and maybe even a civil lawsuit – all in addition to the base charge.
Answering Your Questions About Domestic Violence
It’s important to understand the charges against you and what happens next. After reading the questions and answers below, feel free to contact us with your own questions.
What will happen if my spouse files a restraining order against me?
The court order may prevent you from doing several things. You may have to leave your home and have no contact with your spouse. This could include no texts, phone calls, emails and physical appearances. You may not be able to possess firearms or other weapons or visit your spouse’s workplace.
What if I violate the restraining order?
You will be arrested, and you will likely face jail time.
How will a restraining order affect me if I have children?
Since you likely will not be able to go to your children’s home, we recommend that you enlist a trustworthy person to pick up and drop off your children from your spouse’s home to your home.
Will a domestic violence charge affect my visitation with my children?
Yes, it will. If charged, you likely will have to go through mediation to create a new child visitation arrangement. Your previous child care schedule may no longer be tenable, and you may even be limited to supervised visitation.
What if I am falsely accused of domestic violence?
This happens more often than you may think. Many claims of domestic violence are false and usually motivated by one spouse’s desire to drastically hurt and damage the reputation of the other. A bitter divorce can bring out the worst behavior in someone, and that may lead to false accusations of domestic violence. Our lawyers at Weinstock Levin will do our best to make sure that such accusations are extinguished.
What are domestic violence classes?
Considered to be part of your treatment, domestic violence classes educate offenders about the effects of domestic violence. A judge may order you to enroll in and complete such a program, which also addresses anger management.
Accused Of Domestic Violence? Contact Us Now.
A domestic violence charge and conviction can have lasting effects on your life. When you’re accused of domestic violence, it’s crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. We at Weinstock Levin in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will represent you to the best of our abilities. For a free consultation, contact us at 609-297-3624 or toll-free at 800-549-7594.