If you are ever physically assaulted by your partner or spouse or reasonably believe you could be, the first thing to do is contact emergency services and get out of the situation as quickly as you can. Domestic violence is a serious crime and it can leave more than just physical scars, especially if your children are present. Once you have removed yourself from the situation, report the incident to the police. Failing to file reports against the perpetrator can make it more difficult for you to prove your case later.
At RWKD, we have worked on many divorce cases where domestic violence has occurred, and the perpetrator has been charged. We have represented victims in the criminal proceedings, so they understand what is happening and have someone to advocate for them.
Domestic violence can occur in a manner other than in the form of physical violence. Emotional abuse and manipulative actions can have a similar impact on you and your children. The cyclical nature of domestic violence involves ongoing control using emotional, physical and other forms of domestic violence. The cycle of domestic violence is difficult to escape, but your attorneys at RWKD are here to help you navigate the legal process in order to help rebuild and regain.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, RWKD Law Firm can help to protect your rights and assist you in seeking a fair resolution. Contact us to learn about your rights and decide on a course of action.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. A conviction on domestic violence charges will significantly impact your life in many ways including potentially being barred from entering your home, restricted from seeing your children or even serving time in jail.
RWKD Law Firm has decades of combined experience handling cases of alleged domestic violence. We can help you mount an effective defense and deal with restraining or protective orders. Violating the terms of a restraining order can result in additional, separate criminal charges.