If you have been accused of any kind of domestic violence, making a statement to the police in an effort to explain the situation can often incriminate you. Working with a knowledgeable domestic violence lawyer like Robert Berke will ensure that your rights are protected.
Bridgeport Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence charges are serious and can impact your family and future for years to come. By working with qualified legal counsel, you can ensure that you are heard clearly and objectively, giving you the best chance for a reduction of charges or having them dismissed altogether. Domestic violence charges can separate you from your loved ones and lead to possible registration as a sex offender. The circumstances surrounding them can be highly emotional. Once a charge is made, a prosecutor can pursue a conviction even if the alleged victim recants the allegation.
A few of the domestic violence charges that we can help you with include:
- Spousal abuse
- Violating a no contact order
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Offensive touching
- Child abuse
- Verbal abuse
- and others!
Call our office to speak with an experienced domestic violence attorney. We can answer any questions that you might have and give you an objective view of your options.
In a domestic violence case, you may find yourself served with a no contact order. This type of order prohibits the defendant from contacting or coming near the alleged victim. The most important thing to remember is that violating such an order can have serious consequences. Even if the protected person wishes to contact you or invites contact, violating the order is a crime that can lead to an arrest and a contempt of court charge.
No contact orders also have the power to evict or remove the defendant from a shared residence, regardless of whose name is on the lease or deed. It can temporarily grant custody of children to the uncharged parent as well as assign support. By requesting a civil standby, you may have the opportunity to enter your home for a short period with a law enforcement escort to retrieve any personal belongings.
The Law Office of Robert Berke can assist you with a thorough and dedicated defense against any domestic violence charges you may face, Call (203) 332-6000 immediately and let us help.