A special type of assault offense, domestic violence charges are treated severely by the police, the District Attorneys, and the courts. If you are charged with a domestic violence offense, you need to take it equally seriously. Many courts and individual judges insist on jail time even if you offer to plead guilty and even if you have never been in trouble before.
In addition to the criminal penalties, you may find yourself subject to a civil action called a Protection From Abuse Order, better known as a “PFA.” This order, while technically a civil matter, can restrict your liberty, your freedom to travel, and your right to possess or purchase firearms.
With an attorney who knows the preferences and interests of the Assistant District Attorneys and of the various judges you might face on your side, you stand a better chance of beating the charges, or at least minimizing the time you might spend in jail. Before you gamble with your freedom, you should talk to an experienced domestic violence defense attorney. Attorney Justin P. Miller has represented countless defendants in domestic violence cases, often resulting in no jail time, reduced charges, or outright dismissal.
Contact the Law Office of Justin P. Miller today for a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. 814.359.7529.