Even the accusation of a domestic violence offense is serious. If you have been accused of such a crime, it can easily affect your personal and professional reputations, and even your entire future. If convicted, you will lose your gun rights under federal law. The best thing you can do is clear your name with the help of a domestic violence attorney.
If you are facing criminal domestic violence charges, our team at Kevin Lemley Law Partners is here to help.
Kevin Lemley Law Partners: Your Little Rock, Arkansas, Domestic Violence Lawyers
Our team at Kevin Lemley Law Partners has been working in criminal defense for many years. During this time, we have gained essential experience in domestic violence cases and now lead the area law firms in customer satisfaction and case outcomes. We have represented many clients like you, giving us unique insight into your case and how to fight it.
Many domestic violence accusations are false. No matter your situation, our team is here to listen to your side of the story without judgment or prejudice. We understand how harmful an accusation of domestic violence can be. We are here to collaborate with you to preserve your future and reputation.
For criminal law defense, no area law firm is better than Kevin Lemley Law Partners.
Domestic violence is any kind of assault, abuse, or violent crime that occurs between members of the same household. Many people believe that domestic violence must occur only between romantic partners. It can occur between family members, friends, and even roommates.
There are several types of domestic violence, including:
Domestic battery, or physical abuse, is the type of domestic violence that most people understand. However, all the above actions can be classified as domestic violence.
When you have been accused of a crime, it can be difficult to see how you will be able to avoid charges. However, there are several ways to defend against domestic violence accusations. We can determine the best defense based on your unique situation and factors.
One way to defend yourself against domestic violence accusations is to simply say that you did not do it. To prove this, we will have to show that you were elsewhere or that you could not have committed the crime at hand.
Facing a false accusation is challenging, but in many cases, we can prove that the victim lied about the situation. Providing text messages, pictures, and other pieces of evidence can help to prove that the victim fabricated the event or your involvement in it.
In some situations, victims claim domestic violence when the event was an accident. This defense is often useful when you were clearly directly involved in the situation and cannot claim that the event did not happen.
You cannot be charged with domestic violence if you can prove that you were defending yourself. If the situation escalated, or the other person acted first, self-defense may be an appropriate defense strategy.
There are other ways to defend against domestic violence charges. No matter your situation, we can develop the strongest possible argument in your favor.
Domestic violence is a serious offense. Not only can you face jail or prison time, but your reputation will also be ruined. You may even lose access to your children. These consequences are profound and can ruin your life.
To avoid these harsh consequences, you need an experienced attorney on your side. These cases are difficult, and representing yourself will only do your case a disservice. If you want to have a chance of winning, you must present a compelling and strong argument. This task requires a professional.
Do not leave your family, career, and future at risk. Trust a domestic violence defense attorney from Kevin Lemley Law Partners to represent you.
Domestic violence charges are split into separate levels, or degrees, depending on the offense.
First-degree offenses generally encompass serious injuries that include deadly weapons. They also include offenses in which the perpetrator intended to cause harm. First-degree offenses are a Class B felony in most situations, which leads to a prison sentence of up to 20 years. These charges increase to a Class A felony if the offender knew that the victim was pregnant. They will also increase if the offender has another domestic violence charge within the past five years.
Second-degree offenses can encompass both intentional and reckless offenses that cause serious physical injuries. If the victim was under 12 years old or over 60 years old, an offense may increase to the second degree from a lower category. These charges are a Class C felony, which can result in up to 10 years in prison. These charges increase to a Class B felony if the offender had knowledge of the victim being pregnant. Class B felony charges also apply if the offender has another domestic violence charge on record from the past five years.
Third-degree domestic violence encompasses cases in which the person was negligent. It also includes situations in which the offender administered drugs or alcohol before the abuse. These offenses result in a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. These offenses increase to a Class D felony if the offender knew that the victim was pregnant. Class D felony charges can be filed if the offender has been convicted of other domestic violence offenses within the past five years.
If you have been accused of domestic violence of any kind, it is important that you hire a legal team to help you. Our team has significant experience in this area, and we offer comprehensive legal services. Let us help you through this difficult time with exemplary legal counsel.
For more information, please contact Kevin Lemley Law Partners via our website.