Charged with Domestic Violence or Domestic Abuse?
Experienced Bucks County Domestic Abuse Defense Attorney
Bucks County law defines domestic violence or domestic abuse as knowingly, intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury of any kind, causing fear of bodily injury of any kind, assault (sexual or not sexual), rape, sexually abusing minor children, or knowingly engaging in a repetitive conduct toward a certain person (such as stalking) that puts them in fear of bodily injury. These acts can take place between family or household members, sexual partners or those who share biological parenthood in order to qualify as domestic abuse.
If you are arrested for domestic violence in Bucks County, it is your best interest to do the following:
1—Refrain from talking to police until you have contacted an attorney.
Seek help immediately from the Bucks County Law Office of Sharif N. Abaza to ensure your rights are upheld and for an aggressive, results-oriented defense.
Take photos of any bruises, cuts or other injuries you have suffered in a domestic altercation. Police will take photos but the quality may not be optimum. Take many pictures from different angles and in different light conditions, with dates and times recorded.
3—Follow No Contact orders.
This means no visits, phone calls, text messages or emails. Even if the accuser calls you and asks you to return or you need to stop home to retrieve a few possessions, violating this order will result in harsher penalties.
4—Do not attempt to influence the accuser to withdrawal charges.
If an alleged victim changes his or her mind and wants to drop charges, prosecutors will still file charges and put it in the court’s hands to decide. Interference by you could result in charges of interference with a witness, which is a felony charge.
Domestic Violence Penalties Can Be Severe
The penalties for domestic violence can range from being ordered to take anger management courses and counseling to incarceration. If you are charged with domestic violence, you should seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Bucks County domestic violence attorney Sharif Abaza is dedicated to providing an aggressive, results-oriented defense while providing clients with compassion and sensitivity against charges of:
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Abuse
- Aggravated Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Simple Assault
- Violation of Protection from Abuse Orders