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Domestic Violence Charge Lawyers

At Phillips Law, we understand that you're far more than just the charges on a piece of paper. We know that everyone makes mistakes, and a single bad decision doesn’t define who you are as a person.
Facing domestic violence charges can be daunting and stressful. It's crucial to know that having an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side can make all the difference. This is where we come in - ready and eager to help you navigate this challenging time.

Legal Assistance For Domestic Violence Issues/Matters

Reaching out to the right attorney the first time can make all the difference in domestic violence cases. If you find yourself caught in a dispute, don’t hesitate to contact us right away. With our representation, one mistake won’t have the power to alter your whole life. We’re here to help ensure that doesn’t happen.

Understanding the nature of various domestic violence charges and our approach towards them is crucial:

Understanding Domestic Abuse Misdemeanor

Facing charges for a domestic abuse misdemeanor can often feel like an uphill battle, especially if you’re wrongly accused or made a mistake. Remember, every situation is different. At Phillips Law, we’re ready to provide a custom-tailored defense strategy to protect your rights and help you navigate this challenging situation.

Involving Strangulation

If your domestic violence charge involves strangulation, it’s crucial to understand the additional seriousness that prosecutors may attribute. Our team is committed to diligently defending your rights, challenging evidence presented against you, and fighting for your acquittal or more favorable outcomes such as counseling programs instead of jail time.

Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault in domestic abuse cases can carry severe penalties, including substantial jail time. However, being accused doesn’t mean you’re guilty. Here at Phillips Law, we’ll work tirelessly to defend your rights and create a robust, individualized defense strategy aimed at the most favorable result.

Child Present

Allegations of domestic violence with a child present can intensify the gravity of your case. Even in such complex situations, you’re not alone — with an experienced defense team like Phillips Law at your side, we’ll strive to ensure your case moves forward while safeguarding your rights.

Battery on Dating Partner

Being charged with battery on a dating partner can have significant impacts on your life. Your job, reputation, and civil rights are potentially at stake. We understand the emotional toll such charges can take, and we’re committed to defending your rights with compassion, skill, and determination.

Penalties For Domestic Violence Charges

Penalties for domestic violence cases range from six months in jail for a first misdemeanor offense to five years in prison for a third felony offense. No matter what a domestic violence issue involves, it is our goal to move a case forward while protecting our client’s rights. We challenge evidence to get your case dismissed, fight for an acquittal during trial and if a conviction is unavoidable, they will seek counseling programs instead of jail time.

Our Approach

We take domestic violence cases very seriously and work hard to move your case forward while fiercely defending your rights. We question evidence, push for acquittal, and if conviction looks likely, we argue for counseling programs instead of jail time.

Dealing with Protective Orders

If you’re involved in a domestic violence case, the person who made the complaint might try to get a temporary or permanent protective order. This would stop you from being able to contact them. Remember, it’s crucial not to handle this complex legal issue by yourself. Trying to reach out to the accuser, either through a call or a message, could end up with you being jailed and facing more charges.

In Louisiana, there are two variants of protection orders:

  1. Restraining order: These short-term orders are typically sought during the initial stages of a domestic violence dispute and remain enforceable for a span of 10 days leading up to a protective order hearing.
  2. Order of protection: Prior to the filing of a protective order, the alleged incidents can be challenged in a hearing. Here, a judge holds the power to issue a protective order lasting from six months up to 18 months. It’s important to know these orders are public record and submitted to the federal government. Non-compliance can invite extra criminal charges and potential imprisonment.

To obtain a protective order, the accuser must prove mistreatment or potential harm. Even without physical violence, the law often sides with the accuser, leading to significant consequences like job loss and restrictions on civil rights, such as owning firearms. To protect your rights and lessen the impact of these outcomes, it’s critical to immediately seek the assistance of a skilled defense attorney.

Domestic Violence Lawyers

Defending Your Criminal Case

At Phillips Law, we are here for you, ready to help you successfully resolve your domestic violence issues with skill, compassion, and understanding. Reach out to us to discuss your situation with a dedicated New Orleans defense attorney. We look forward not just to safeguarding your present, but to securing your future as well.