Get in touch with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney, if you have been accused and arrested on charges of assault against another member of your household. Domestic violence is an offense that is taken extremely seriously. Laws and procedures have been written that now allow police agencies to track and locate individuals who have been charged with any misdemeanor or crime involving domestic violence. The information is entered and maintained in a central registry that is completely confidential, but only to the extent that it is not made public record.
Information related to your incident of domestic violence can be requested by and released to agencies whose investigations can have profound affects upon your life. If you are aspiring to work in law enforcement, for instance, you may be denied employment because the courts have repealed your rights to own, possess or handle firearms. If you are seeking to start a family through adoption, you may be denied the privilege of receiving a child due to your record. Depending upon the circumstances and details of your charges, you may even be denied the right to custody and/or visitation of your children.
Being accused of domestic violence is no joking matter, and the results can be devastating. Dealing with the allegations of domestic violence take skill and experience, and the results can save you and your family an immeasurable amount of hassle and money. If you have recently been released from the city or county jail on charges of domestic abuse or violence, get in touch with an attorney as quickly as possible. A no contact order may have been instated, which legally bars you from making any type of attempts to communicate with the alleged victim of your assault. This could render you homeless, and leave you with nothing more than the clothes upon your back.
Speaking with a legal professional and discussing the details of the events leading up to your arrest can help you establish a viable strategy of defense to challenge the charges being brought against you. It cannot be denied that there is a general bias and overwhelming tendency to pin the responsibility of domestic assaults on the larger and seemingly more threatening party in the action. But size plays absolutely no role, when it comes to manipulation and/or intent to cause harm, and neither does gender. If you are facing charges of domestic violence, get in touch with a lawyer who can help you prepare a solid domestic violence defense.