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Domestic Violence

If you find yourself becoming excessively emotional and resorting to threats or physical harm towards others, or if you experience someone calling the police without any valid reason after a heated argument, you could potentially face charges of domestic violence. In West Virginia, the law mandates that the police must arrest individuals involved in domestic disturbances. Dealing with a domestic violence case can be challenging, as there may be a negative bias against you. Therefore, it is crucial to seek the expertise of a skilled and professional Hancock County criminal lawyer to defend your case.

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience in handling domestic abuse and violence cases. This experience has equipped us with the necessary skills to provide the victims with the appropriate legal representation they deserve. We thoroughly examine the circumstances leading to the arrest, communicate with witnesses, and build a robust defense to secure a favorable outcome in domestic violence cases.

What Does Domestic Violence Encompass?

In West Virginia, domestic violence refers to any threatening act of violence against a person with whom the victim shares a close and intimate relationship. The perpetrators can include partners, married couples, parents, roommates, or step-parents residing in the same household.

The following acts may be considered domestic violence in West Virginia:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Criminal harassment, such as phone calls or threatening letters
  • Stalking
  • Pushing, slapping, hitting, kicking, choking, or biting

When faced with charges of domestic violence, consider hiring experienced lawyers who can effectively represent your case. Consequences of domestic violence may include a prison sentence, mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program, difficulty finding or maintaining housing, inability to possess firearms, limited access to children, challenges finding or retaining employment, and the issuance of permanent restraining orders.

Consult a Hancock County criminal lawyer at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group for guidance through the necessary steps to protect yourself and help ensure a favorable outcome. Our lawyers possess the knowledge and experience to assist you effectively.

Penalties For Violations Of the Law

Violating laws related to domestic violence can have serious consequences, including:

  • Up to 6 months of imprisonment and a potential fine of $100.
  • For a second offense, an additional 30 days to 6 months of imprisonment and a $500 penalty.
  • Domestic battery can result in 1 year of imprisonment and a $500 penalty.
  • A second instance of domestic battery may lead to imprisonment for 60 days to 1 year and a $1000 penalty.

If you find yourself facing these severe consequences, seek assistance from Mountaineer Criminal Law Group. Our team of skilled and experienced lawyers is equipped to provide the best defense against domestic abuse cases. Additionally, our Hancock County DUI lawyer can offer expertise in exploring specific aspects related to these cases.

Don’t wait to seek legal consultation. When you are charged with domestic violence in West Virginia, choose a Hancock County criminal defense attorney with the necessary experience and dedication to make a difference. Contact us confidentially at (304) 381-3656 or connect with us online to schedule a case evaluation. With conveniently located offices in Hancock County, Mountaineer Criminal Law Group is prepared to assist you in dealing with domestic violence cases.

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