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  • Experienced Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

    Most people who are accused of domestic violence or spousal abuse do not understand the applicable laws or the seriousness of their situations. It is important to recognize that domestic violence laws are especially complicated and that convictions for these offenses can have wide-reaching impacts. The reason for this is that these laws are often written with a great deal of input from special interest groups that are dedicated to the issue of domestic violence. The end result of this kind of lawmaking process has led to some rather unique differences between domestic violence cases and other criminal cases.

    If you have been arrested on charges of domestic violence, contact the Salt Lake City domestic violence attorneys at Greg S. Law, PLLC, about your defense as soon as possible.

    At the offices of Greg S. Law, we aggressively defend individuals throughout the state of Utah who have been charged with domestic violence-related offenses of all types, including restraining order violations.

    Whatever your situation, we are confident that we can help.

     

    Helping You Fight False Accusations

    False accusations of domestic violence are becoming more and more common in divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, even being charged with child abuse, spousal abuse, or some other type of domestic violence offense can give a huge advantage to the accusing party in any battle over child custody, visitation or other divorce issues. The only way to counter such an allegation is to aggressively defend yourself. We understand that, and will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to set the record straight and clear you of all charges.

    Our domestic violence defense practice includes handling issues of:

    • Child abuse and neglect — When neglect or mistreatment of a child is alleged, the issues are always sensitive. We can help you respond appropriately.
    • Protective order violations — When authorities contend that you failed to follow an injunction or protective order, we can counsel you on the right steps to take.
    • Consequences of a conviction — Domestic violence convictions carry serious consequences. Our firm will make sure you know where you stand and what to expect.

    How Law Enforcement Responds

    If the police are called to an alleged scene of domestic violence, someone, provided both parties are still present, has to be arrested. Period. This is true even if the suspected victim does not want to cooperate or press criminal charges. Penalties for conviction are somewhat unique as well. For example, if you are convicted of a domestic violence-related offense, you will lose your right to own or possess a firearm. If you're a sportsman who enjoys hunting or a citizen who's obtained a concealed weapons permit, you will no longer be allowed to utilize your right to keep and bear arms. Our Davis County protective order law firm can help clarify your rights and provide you with options.

    Last, it is also important to recognize that domestic violence laws don't just apply to husbands and wives. Boyfriends and girlfriends, whether living together or not, roommates, members of the extended family, friends, co-workers and others can be charged with domestic violence crimes as well.

    Defending Against Domestic Violence Accusations 

    Call Greg S. Law, at 801-261-6228 local or 888-784-3554 toll free.

    Whether you have been falsely accused of domestic violence or the alleged victim wants the charges dropped and is refusing to cooperate with the prosecutor, don't assume that your situation is not serious, or that it will all work out somehow, or that you can handle it yourself. The prosecutor is not your friend. He or she wants convictions and revenue from fines. Do not be fooled into thinking the prosecutor cares about your rights or your future.

    Let our attorneys fight these charges on your behalf. For more information, call or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and we accept major credit cards.