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Domestic Violence Lawyer Defends Clients in Virginia

Get a strong Salem domestic abuse attorney to defend you

Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. Virginia law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend you.

Law Office of Samuel J. Lazzaro, P.C. has experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases, which has equipped us with the skills to provide the zealous legal representation you need. From start to finish, I examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result in your domestic violence case.

Dedicated counselor assists with all types of domestic violence cases

In Virginia, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence. Parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Virginia:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Statutory rape
  • Stalking
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
  • Kidnapping
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

I vigorously represent clients in court, fighting hard to get your charges dropped or reduced.

Experienced lawyer fighting to preserve your rights

Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
  • Inability to possess firearms

I can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.

Don’t delay, contact my firm today

When you have been charged with domestic violence in Virginia, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 540-404-5685 or contact me online to schedule a and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Salem, Law Office of Samuel J. Lazzaro, P.C. stands ready to fight for you in your domestic violence case.