Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
The charge of domestic violence covers physical violence as well as the threat of physical violence. It can include assault and battery, false imprisonment (if you don't allow a person to leave a home or exit a car), stalking, harassment, spousal abuse, and even marital rape.
Domestic violence can occur between spouses, domestic partners, same-sex significant others, former partners or spouses, parents and children, children, or individuals involved in a dating relationship.
Over the past decade, society has become sensitized to the problems of domestic violence. New policies and programs have been developed and the police are very active about enforcing domestic abuse laws. Even if the victim tells the police he or she does not want to bring charges, the case will not be dismissed. And prosecutors routinely seek jail time even on first offenses.
Get a Strong Defense for both Domestic Abuse and the Protective Order
If you have been charged with domestic violence or domestic abuse, the defense attorneys at Patrick Artur & Associates will do everything possible to prevent a conviction. We handle domestic violence defense regardless of the domestic relationship.
Contact our Philadelphia law office to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. If a temporary order for protection has been taken out against you, you WILL have your day in court and it will be very soon. Call our office immediately at 215-530-6666 to get a defense attorney on your case before the hearing for a permanent order takes place.
A Conviction Can Change Your Life
If you have been convicted of domestic abuse, you not only face the possibility of jail time, but you will find your life changed in other ways as well. You cannot own a firearm. You may have difficulty getting a professional license. You may not be able to get a security clearance for particular jobs.
In most domestic violence cases, you will also be subject to a restraining order that prevents you from being within a certain number of feet from the person who charged abuse. It's more than an inconvenience. It's a major life change. You may have to move out of your home.
At Patrick Artur & Associates, our domestic violence defense attorneys fight both charges — the domestic violence charge and the protective order — in all county courts in the Philadelphia metro area. We understand that circumstances are often not what they seem. We don't rely on police reports. We do our own investigations to get to the facts.
Our goal is always to help you hear the words "not guilty".
To speak with a Pennsylvania defense lawyer about domestic violence or abuse charges, contact Patrick Artur & Associates by calling 215-530-6666. In case of emergency, you can reach Patrick Artur personally by calling his cell phone at 215-530-6666.