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Domestic Violence

Are you under investigation for allegations of domestic violence? If so, contact us right away for your free case evaluation. You need a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side, fighting tirelessly to to protect your rights and freedoms. We are here to help. Your life as you know it is at stake; don’t wait to get help!

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Domestic Violence Charges

The charge of domestic violence can cover a wide variety of acts committed towards someone with that you have a familial relationship with, and the acts don’t all necessarily have to involve any physical injury. While violent charges like assault, battery and false imprisonment all fall under the category of domestic violence, so too can charges like harassment and even stalking.

It is a hazy legal area, and if you should find yourself stuck in it and slapped with a domestic violence charge, you are going to need a defense lawyer on your side right away. Choose one that has the experience, know-how, and aggressive tactics needed to guide you through to the light at the end of the tunnel. Our firm has over 30 years in practice, with a record of success in helping families get back together and push through it.

Domestic Violence Penalties

A conviction for domestic violence charges could mean a wide variety of penalties, ranging from counseling, hefty fines, restitution being paid to the victim, and community service hours. Here in Alabama (the first state to outlaw domestic violence), a charge almost always includes jail time. If you, or someone in your family has been arrested on DV charges, contact us right away for help.

Birmingham Domestic Violence LawyerThe consequences for a domestic violence conviction do not stop with just the sentence, though. There will be other problems resulting from the conviction, such as a blemish on your criminal record. If you have children, you may be in danger of losing custody of them. You might lose your right to own certain types of firearms. Finally, your job, your reputation within your community, and your good name are all put at risk. That is the lasting power of the stigma that is attached to a charge of domestic violence. If you have been accused, you need to fight back with every ounce of strength you have in you. We are here to help. We focus on not just getting you out of jail, but clearing your name, and helping your family to get back to normal.

You need someone who has not only the needed legal know-how to help you, but the understanding and compassion for how domestic violence charges are taking a toll on your personal life. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consult today to get the answers to any questions you might have. We can put your mind at ease about restraining orders, changes in the law, and more. Let’s get to work on forming a solid defense strategy for you against these domestic violence charges.

Arrested for domestic violence?
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The firm of Attorneys Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, & Knight can help if you’ve been accused of domestic violence in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, or Columbiana.

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Richard Jaffe will be speaking at a Leadership Birmingham event Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Click here to view the full event schedule.