When an assault or battery occurs between spouses, family members or significant others who live in the same home, Virginia law classifies these actions as "domestic violence." These charges can affect all members of a person's family and turn an accused individual's life upside down.
At Eldridge & Nagy, PLC, a Harrisonburg, Virginia, criminal defense law firm, we serve as counselors and advocates for individuals charged with domestic violence, helping them protect their rights and minimize the consequences on their lives going forward.
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Like simple assault and battery charges, domestic violence is typically a misdemeanor charge that can carry up to a year in jail and a large monetary fine. However, repeated offenses, malicious wounding and child endangerment can result in felony charges, with more severe penalties.
Domestic violence cases are also often accompanied by protective orders, which restrict the accused from having any contact with the victim and can impact the accused's right to possess firearms. These types of orders can make it difficult for families to function and, when ignored, can cause additional legal problems.
At Eldridge & Nagy, PLC, our comprehensive approach to domestic violence charges includes advocating aggressively on behalf of clients in criminal proceedings and helping them navigate issues regarding protective orders and other family law matters. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients through these difficult times with personalized advice and steadfast representation, fighting to help them find the best resolution possible.
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Call 540-315-8450 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a Harrisonburg domestic violence attorney.