Every domestic assault case is unique, and most are highly emotional. We will take the time to listen to you, address your questions and concerns and give you an honest assessment of what to expect in your case. We will never give you misinformation or false hope and we will work diligently to obtain the best outcome in your case.
If you have been arrested for domestic assault in northern Virginia, do not talk to the police without an attorney present. No matter what they promise or how much they pretend to be your friend, making statements without representation will only make things worse for you. The criminal defense attorneys of the Gordon Law Firm, PC, are here to protect your legal rights and fight for your best outcome.
Your consultation is free and can take place in our office or over the phone.
Contact us online or at 703-218-8416 for a free consultation and your first step toward a second chance. The Gordon Law Firm, PC, proudly provides experienced, caring and effective legal representation to clients in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, and all of northern Virginia.
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Domestic Assault, Arrest and Protective Orders
In Northern Virginia, it is law enforcement policy to arrest at least one person when responding to a domestic violence call. In the past, police were willing to let couples work things out on their own if the situation had calmed down and both parties were willing, but in too many cases tempers would flare again and the police would receive another call. If someone is arrested, the police will also obtain a protective order for the benefit of the party who was not arrested. This protective order lasts for 72 hours and is intended to provide a cooling-off period between the parties.
This protective order, known as an emergency protective order, can be extended at a full hearing on the request. This extension can last up to two years. It is not uncommon for the attorneys at The Gordon Law Firm, PC to litigate both the assault charge and the protective order. We have extensive experience litigating both the criminal charge as well as the civil protective order. It is important to contact a lawyer right away so that we can defend your rights in both the criminal case and the civil protective order. The law governing domestic assault and protective orders is complicated. Give us a call today so we can explain how to best prepare a defense in both cases.
Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients in multiple aspects of domestic assault proceedings, including:
- Penalties for Domestic Assault
- Strategies for Defense of Domestic Violence
- Defense of Protective Orders
- Explanation of Virginia Code 18.2-57.3
- Strangulation Charges in Virginia
- Interfering with Phone Call
- Allegations of Interference with Phone Calls
- Anger Management and Counseling
Your initial consultation with the domestic assault attorneys of the Gordon Law Firm is free.
We will discuss the facts in your case and the circumstances surrounding your arrest. In some cases, we can also work with the person you are accused of assaulting to try to come up with a resolution that will convince the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce the charges or penalties.
Domestic Assault in Virginia
Domestic assault cases typically arise out of situations between couples, but can involve any of the following:
- Spouse or ex-spouse
- Partner you live with or have lived with in the last year as well, and their children if they have also lived with you
- Anyone you have a child with even if you have never been married or lived together
- Your children or grandchildren
- Parents and in-laws
Schedule Your Complimentary Domestic Assault Consultation Today
If you are facing domestic assault charges, the Gordon Law Firm, PC, will fight for your best outcome. Call now at 703-218-8416 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation. We help clients from across Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, including Manassas, Leesburg and the City of Fairfax.