Where to Turn After a Domestic Violence Arrest
In the heat of an argument, your spouse may call the police and make an allegation of spousal abuse or domestic violence. What started as a shouting match can end up with you spending the night in jail and facing harsh, permanent consequences.
Many people do not realize the far-reaching implications of a domestic violence case. After an arrest, you must leave your home and have no contact with the other party.
Penalties in Domestic Violence Cases
If convicted of a domestic violence-related charge, in addition to serving your sentence:
- You won’t be able to own a firearm
- You may lose your right to custody of or unsupervised visitation with your children
- You may find it very difficult to get a job or a place to live
- You will lose your professional license if you are a doctor, dentist, accountant or other licensed professional
At MyPhillyLawyer, we recognize that domestic violence is a true problem in our society. We also realize that false allegations of domestic violence can cause havoc in people’s lives. That is why it is extremely important to consult a domestic violence defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Representation at PFA Hearing
If you contact us in time, we can represent you at the Protection from Abuse (PFA) order hearing in family court. A PFA order is like a restraining order. The hearing determines possession of the home, custody of minor children and payment of child support.
We will also defend you against the offenses typically charged in domestic violence cases, such as assault, stalking, harassment and criminal imprisonment.
Call MyPhillyLawyer at 215-789-9346 for a Free Initial Consultation
To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., — better known as MyPhillyLawyer. Our domestic violence defense lawyers represent clients in domestic violence cases in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and the surrounding area.