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Domestic Violence

If you’ve been involved in an emotionally charged altercation, or if someone has called the police on you during a dispute for seemingly no reason, you might be facing domestic violence charges. In West Virginia, law enforcement officers are mandated to make arrests at the scene of a domestic incident. Battling the stigma attached to domestic violence charges is difficult, which is why a Fairmont Criminal Lawyer from a seasoned Fairmont  is crucial.

The team at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group boasts a wealth of experience in defending against allegations of domestic violence and abuse. We pride ourselves on our compassionate approach and our ability to thoughtfully represent those accused, helping them achieve a just resolution.

Understanding Domestic Violence

In West Virginia, domestic violence encompasses a variety of threatening or violent acts committed against someone with whom the perpetrator has a close personal connection. The accused could be domestic partners, spouses, family members, housemates, or parents and step-parents residing in the same household.

Acts that may constitute domestic violence include:

  • Physical aggression or threats thereof
  • Sexual offenses such as rape or sexual battery
  • Abduction and unlawful constraint
  • Harassment via phone calls, messages, or letters
  • Unrelenting stalking behavior
  • Various forms of physical assault, from pushing to choking

If you’re facing allegations of domestic violence, securing a knowledgeable Fairmont criminal attorney is essential due to potential severe repercussions, such as:

  • Incarceration
  • Compulsory attendance in domestic violence programs
  • Housing difficulties
  • Firearm possession restrictions
  • Limited or lost visitation rights with children
  • Employment challenges
  • Barred access to your residence
  • Long-lasting protective orders

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our Fairmont criminal attorneys specialize in guiding clients through the necessary steps to safeguard their rights and mitigate negative outcomes.

Violating domestic violence laws in West Virginia carries stringent penalties:

  • A jail sentence of up to 6 months and/or fines up to $100 for a first offense.
  • A second offense can lead to an additional 30 days to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Domestic battery charges result in up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Repeat domestic battery offenses might land an offender in jail for 60 days to a year plus a $1000 fine.

Facing these dire ramifications without expert legal defense is not advisable. The legal representatives at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group are equipped to champion your case with the necessary legal savvy and determination, ensuring the strongest defense possible. Our skilled counselors, including formidable Fairmont DUI Lawyer are proficient in dissecting the finer points of each case.

Consultation Without Delay

When confronted with domestic violence charges, it’s imperative to seek a Fairmont DUI attorney who pairs a wealth of experience with genuine commitment and allegiance towards your cause. Reach out to us at (304) 381-3656 or via our online contact form to schedule a confidential evaluation of your case. With conveniently situated offices in Fairmont, the Mountaineer Criminal Law Group stands ready to support and defend you in your time of need.

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