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If you have been charged with domestic violence, you face serious and potentially long-lasting repercussions. Aside from the criminal penalties you face, you may be in danger of losing your job, your reputation or even your family. A knowledgeable and experienced Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney can help minimize the adverse impacts these charges may have on your life. Attorney A. Lewis Lowery, Jr. has 30 years of experience, and domestic violence is a focus of our practice.
We are ready to defend you for your misdemeanor or felony domestic violence case, call (540) 999-1886!
Domestic violence is an assault or battery perpetrated against someone you live with or a family member. Though many charges of domestic violence are legitimate, there are a disturbing number of baseless charges filed by angry girlfriends or jealous husbands. You may think that a “he said-she said” case would be hard for a prosecutor to prove, but many people have been convicted solely on their accuser’s testimony.
One of the main advantages of having our experienced Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney is that we can effectively reveal inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and raise reasonable doubt. On the other hand, if you made a mistake, we can work with that, too. A judge may show leniency to domestic violence defendants who display genuine sorrow for their actions and a willingness to change.
Domestic violence is a serious offense under Virginia law. However, a first-time offender may be eligible for a deferred disposition.
Upon successful completion of the court’s requirements, you would not have a conviction on your record. The punishment for domestic violence escalates with each subsequent conviction. If you have two or more prior convictions for domestic violence, your next charge will be a felony, with the very real possibility of substantial jail time. If you are in this situation, you can trust our Fredericksburg criminal defense lawyer to aggressively defend your case.
Choose an attorney who focuses on criminal defense! Call (540) 999-1886 to discuss your case and your options for protecting your future.