An Ally When Domestic Violence Affects Your Family

When police are called to the scene of a potential domestic violence situation, they are trained to err on the side of caution to make sure things don't get out of control. This may mean arresting one or both parties without knowing the full story. While this may serve to defuse a tense confrontation, the effects can be long-lasting and harmful in the long run if any charges are actually unfounded.

At Dirk Padgett Law PLLC in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, we understand the impact that domestic violence allegations can have on individuals and families, both in terms of family law as well as from a criminal defense perspective. We can aid people who are facing criminal charges in regard to a domestic incident, as well as file orders of protection on behalf of people who are being threatened or are under duress from their spouse, partner or another family member.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Contrary to what some people may think, domestic violence can encompass more than an altercation between a husband and wife. Unmarried couples in an intimate relationship can also experience domestic violence. Likewise, physical fights between parents and their adult children or other members of the family could be considered domestic violence.

Being charged with domestic violence can have far-reaching implications for you and your family, but it can also lead to issues with your employment and your reputation within the community. You want to meet these charges head on with a reliable, loyal attorney who will keep your interests at heart.

Obtain Trustworthy Counsel From Our Attorneys

We encourage you to contact us to speak with one of our lawyers about your situation. Call our Roanoke Valley law firm at 540-904-1630, or contact us online. You can rely on us to be reliable, trustworthy and completely confidential.