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Charleston, WV Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

When the police arrive because of a domestic violence call, it does not necessarily mean that domestic violence occurred. While domestic violence can be devastating for family members, so can false accusations of domestic violence. Both domestic violence and false accusations of domestic violence attempt to unjustly dominate or control people in a household. A domestic violence defense lawyer can protect your rights if you have been arrested for domestic violence in West Virginia. Located in Charleston, The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC has vigorously defended our clients’ rights in criminal cases for more than two decades.

Sometimes spouses or other household members make false accusations of domestic violence to gain favor with courts in custody disputes. If you are a parent accused of domestic violence, your spouse may obtain a temporary order that prevents you from having contact with your children. Experienced criminal defense lawyers can defend against losing your parental rights and against any criminal charges. In the criminal justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

What is West Virginia domestic violence law?

Domestic violence can be either physical or psychological abuse. In some cases, it may involve both types of abuse.

Domestic violence through psychological abuse often involves continuous threats, nullifying or degrading insults, excessive control over finances, or extreme jealousy and possessiveness. Psychological abuse also may take the form of damaging property, harming pets, or preventing contact with family or friends.

Physical abuse associated with domestic violence may include:

  • Hitting
  • Punching
  • Slapping
  • Shoving
  • Biting
  • Strangling
  • Kicking
  • Twisting fingers, arms, or legs
  • Threatening with a weapon (knife, gun, etc.)
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault

When allegations of domestic violence occur, it is best to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Lawyers who work on a case from the outset have the opportunity to seek reduced charges or possibly even have them dropped. At the very least, case preparation can begin immediately, which allows gaining a foothold to defend your rights.

Dealing with your criminal defense matter may seem overwhelming. Trust The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC, to handle it and to provide you with peace of mind.

We offer evening and weekend appointments. Contact us online or call toll free at 888-819-1281 to discuss your domestic violence defense. We can help.

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