Dealing With Domestic Violence Charges In Roanoke, Virginia – Series Recap
This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of domestic violence charges in Roanoke, Virginia. I felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many defendants are not sure as to what they should expect from the process after an arrest. It is my hope that my recent articles will help people to understand the process which they are facing. It is also my hope that these articles will help people make a more informed decision when they select a criminal defense lawyer. If you or a loved one have been arrested, then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Defending against false domestic violence charges
- The process one faces after a domestic violence arrest
- Claiming self-defense in a domestic violence case
- Attending trial for a domestic violence charge
- Virginia’s penalties for a domestic violence conviction
There are several reasons why defendants should understand these issues. First, there may be no other charge that is as likely to be based on false allegations as is domestic assault. It is crucial that an accused individual understand why such claims are made and how to deal with them. Second, the process in such cases is complicated. Third, it is not uncommon for the police to have arrested someone who was actually defending themselves. Understanding a self-defense claim can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly. Finally, Virginia’s penalties for a conviction show why a defendant should take such matters seriously.
One point I stressed through each of these articles is that you should contact a lawyer immediately if you or a loved one have been arrested. The sooner you retain counsel, then the sooner your representative can begin building a case on your behalf. This case can include a proper investigation, the filing of motions, and more. As a Roanoke criminal defense attorney, I regularly handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also serve the cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County, Hollins, the Bedford County cities of Bedford and Forest, the Franklin County city of Rocky Mount, and the Montgomery County cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford.