Domestic Violence

If you express overwhelming emotions and threaten or attempt to cause harm to others, or if someone calls the police without reason following a heated argument with you, you may face charges of domestic violence. In West Virginia, the law requires the police to arrest individuals involved in domestic disturbances. Defending a domestic violence case can be challenging due to potential biases. Therefore, it is crucial to retain the services of a skilled and professional Weirton criminal lawyer.

At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience in handling domestic abuse and violence cases. We are confident in our abilities and possess the necessary skills to provide victims with the appropriate legal representation. Throughout the process, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to the arrest and communicate with witnesses to build a strong defense, aiming for a favorable outcome in domestic violence and abuse cases.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

In West Virginia, domestic violence refers to threatening acts of violence against a person with whom the victim has or had a close and intimate relationship. This may include partners, married couples, parents, roommates, or step-parents residing in the same household.

The following acts may be considered as 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

In cases where clients face domestic violence charges, it is essential to hire experienced lawyers. The consequences may include prison sentences, mandatory enrollment in domestic violence treatment programs, difficulty finding or keeping housing, restrictions on firearm possession, limited child custody or visitation rights, challenges in employment, and restraining orders.

To navigate these challenges, consult our Weirton criminal lawyers at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group. We possess the necessary experience and knowledge to guide you through the steps required to protect yourself and achieve a favorable outcome.

Penalties for Breaching the Law in Cases of Domestic Violence

To ensure compliance with the law, it is crucial to understand the penalties associated with acts of domestic violence. The penalties are as follows:

  • First offense: Up to 6 months of imprisonment and a fine of $100.
  • Second offense: An additional 30 days to 6 months of jail time and a $500 fine.
  • Domestic battery: 1 year of imprisonment and a $500 penalty.
  • Second domestic battery offense: Imprisonment for 60 days to 1 year and a $1000 fine.

When faced with such serious consequences, it is imperative to seek assistance from the Mountaineer Criminal Law Group. Our team of accomplished lawyers possesses the expertise, skills, and experience necessary to provide the strongest defense and resolve domestic abuse cases. In circumstances where domestic abuse cases require exploring specific angles, our Weirton DUI lawyer can provide additional support.

Do not delay seeking legal consultation. If you are charged with domestic violence in West Virginia, choose a Weirton criminal defense attorney with extensive experience, passion, and dedication. Contact us at (304) 381-3656 or connect with us online to schedule a confidential case evaluation. With conveniently located offices in Weirton, Mountaineer Criminal Law Group is prepared to assist you in handling domestic violence cases, ensuring a better and more secure future.

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