Experienced Virginia Attorney Defends Clients Against Domestic Violence Accusations
Skilled lawyer represents individuals in the Fairfax area
Accusations of domestic violence can be life-altering, resulting in serious criminal penalties and social isolation. My goal is to help people in the Fairfax area and throughout Virginia achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. At James F. Hurd, Jr., I am prepared to provide a strong legal response to the criminal charges brought against you. As a client-focused advocate, I will work to ensure that your rights are respected and that you are afforded the protections owed to you under the law. To build your defense, I will examine police reports and may also conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
Dedicated Virginia counselor handles all types of domestic violence charges
Domestic violence charges may be brought for an act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused had an intimate relationship. This means that spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, roommates or anyone living in the same household may be accused of domestic violence crimes.
The following acts can be considered domestic violence:
- Actual or threatened physical harm
- Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
- Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
At James F. Hurd, Jr., I defend clients facing these serious accusations. I work to make sure that your side of the story is told and understood.
Knowledgeable lawyer asserts your rights and legal protections
When charges are filed against you, I can guide you through the steps to protect yourself and keep your situation from getting worse. My strategy is aimed to help you avoid the most serious consequences that can follow a domestic violence charge, which may include:
- Prison sentence
- Permanent restraining order
- Inability to return to your house
- Inability to see your children
- Difficulty finding or keeping a job
- Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
- Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
- Inability to possess firearms
- If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
If you are handed a restraining order, James F. Hurd, Jr. can help you contest it in court. However, it is crucial that you follow all aspects of the order until a judge allows you to do otherwise.
Contact an established Virginia criminal defense lawyer for your domestic violence charge
When you have been accused of domestic violence, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication necessary to make a difference. At James F. Hurd, Jr., in Fairfax, I stand prepared to take on even the most challenging cases. Call 703-591-6464 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.