It is not uncommon for a domestic dispute between spouses or housemates to result in some form of legal action. Courts and law enforcement take domestic violence accusations very seriously under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and if you have been accused, you could face criminal charges and could have a protective order filed against you.
If this has happened to you, an Elizabeth criminal defense lawyer from Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. can fight to protect you from losing access to your home and children by telling your side of the story in court. Our firm has been fighting for those charged with criminal offenses for more than 25 years, meaning we are not surprised by your case and we know what it takes to win.
When your future is at stake, you need a firm that will take your case seriously and work in your best interests at all times. Turn to our firm when you have been arrested and are unsure where to turn.
You do not need to be married to the person accusing you of domestic violence or filing an order of protection against you.
Protected relationships include:
Accusations of any violent act against you can be considered a qualifying offense for domestic violence charges, such as assault, harassment, kidnapping, and criminal trespassing. You need to take legal action as soon as possible if you have been accused. A skilled Elizabeth domestic violence attorney from our firm can work to dispute your charges.
Domestic violence charges can come as a result of an argument or as part of a larger divorce or child custody case. If an officer is called to the scene, you may be arrested even if there is no direct evidence you committed a qualifying offense.
Things can move quickly in domestic violence cases. You could have a protective order requested and put in place by a court without your knowledge. This could have a substantial impact on your life. You need an Elizabeth defense attorney to push back against your charges and preserve your right to your home and family.
Discuss your case with our firm during a no-cost consultation—(908) 527-1000!