Domestic Violence in Virginia

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Family violence is a grave issue in this country and the courts take it very seriously. However, not every report of domestic violence actually involves spousal abuse or assault and battery of a family member.

The neighbors may have overheard a heated family argument and called the police. Your spouse may have made a false allegation of domestic violence in order to get you out of the house or to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings.
— Attorney Lawrence D. Burroughs II

Whatever the circumstances, you can quickly find yourself under arrest and facing criminal charges. If your spouse seeks a restraining order, you will be unable to return to your home — even to gather your belongings. Even if your spouse declines to press charges, you can still face serious consequences.

Permanent Consequences

A conviction on charges of domestic violence can affect your life, your family and your ability to earn a living for years to come. With a conviction on your record you may find it difficult to get a job or hold the one you have. You will not be treated equally in matters of child custody and visitation. And you will not be able to own a gun. Members of the military may suffer additional punishment internally.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, do not take it lightly — even if you know you are innocent. Contact us at Burroughs Law Office, P.C. in Virginia Beach as soon as possible and speak with an attorney about your case.

We offer a free introductory consultation to review your rights and explain how we can help. Should you select our law firm for your defense, you can choose to pay a flat fee for your legal representation.