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Domestic Violence Archives

False claims of domestic violence can ruin lives

There are two sides to every story, but in some situations it may be the case that one side is arbitrarily taken as the truth while the other is assumed to be a fabrication of facts. Assumptions and accusations that arise out of scenarios like this can be damaging in any circumstance, but none have the potential to be more harmful than when claims of criminality are involved. For Virginia residents who have been on the wrong side of assumed criminal matters, there is nothing scarier than being arrested and charged with a crime based on wrong or damaging alleged facts.

Self-defense as an effective domestic violence defense strategy

When police officers respond to a domestic violence disturbance call, it can be difficult for them to determine what actually happened. In the midst of the chaos, an officer may arrest someone who was simply acting in self-defense. Self-defense refers to the act of force used to protect oneself from violence. Many Virginia men and women who have been charged with domestic violence, assault and battery use self-defense as a defense strategy in court. This strategy can lessen the charges or consequences.

MLB pitcher pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

in Virginia, domestic violence charges can have a major effect on your career, reputation and future, especially if you are in the public eye. However, many people facing criminal charges did not commit the crime they are accused of committing. Domestic violence charges in particular can stem from false accusations from an alleged victim or incorrect interpretation of events by officers responding to the scene.

What happens if I violate a protective order?

If you have been involved in a domestic violence dispute, there is a chance the alleged victim will file a protective order against you. Even cases involving false allegations can result in a protective order being filed. The protective order typically limits or prohibits the contact between alleged abuser and alleged victim. In many cases, the alleged abuser will be required to stay a certain distance away from the alleged abuser and will not be permitted to speak to them via phone or online.

Virginia Delegate charged with domestic assault

Domestic violence charges of any kind can result in serious consequences for the accused. Just being charged is enough to affect the person's reputation and career. Virginia Delegate Rick Morris has been asked to resign after he was arrested twice for alleged domestic violence. Multiple leaders from the House of Delegates report that though Morris has not yet been found guilty, the allegations are troubling enough to warrant resignation.

Palin's son takes plea agreement on domestic violence charges

For a young man domestic violence charges can be devastating. If convicted, his career and reputation could be destroyed. Track Palin, son of former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, will not have to worry about these things. The U.S. Army soldier, who served in Iraq in 2008, recently entered a plea agreement and as a result will not face domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged incident with his girlfriend.