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Committing a violent crime against a family or household member is considered domestic violence in Virginia. Although a conviction can lead to serious criminal penalties such as jail or prison time and fines, an arrest can result in being subject to a protective order. When facing domestic violence accusations, you need to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer to help you avoid conviction or get your charges/penalties reduced.

If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence, Ehrenworth Law, PLLC is ready to help you get the best possible outcome in your case. As a former prosecutor with over two decades of experience, our Newport News domestic violence lawyer has a thorough understanding of both sides of the courtroom and knows what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom during the legal process.

Do not hesitate to contact us today at (757) 663-4477 and request a free initial consultation. Also serving clients in Virginia Beach. Also serving the Hampton Roads Area.

Virginia Domestic Violence Laws & Penalties

In Virginia, a police officer may make an arrest – without a warrant – in an alleged domestic violence dispute if there is probable cause that a crime took place, a reasonable complaint from an observing party, or indications of a crime based on a personal investigation, the officer can make an arrest. The police shall arrest the primary aggressor if there is probable cause.

Inflicting physical injury against a family or household member is assault and battery, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year and a fine not exceeding $2,500. However, if you were convicted of two or more prior assault and battery offenses against loved ones, then it is a Class 6 felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to five years.

As we mentioned before, a domestic violence arrest can lead to a preliminary protective order – known as an “ex parte” order – against you. Violating a domestic violence-related protective order is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense.

A second violation is punishable by a minimum 60-day jail sentence. A third or subsequent violation is a Class 6 felony.

Get Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation Today

Due to the harsh consequences of a domestic violence arrest and conviction, having a lawyer on your side can make a huge difference. Our Newport News domestic violence attorney can investigate your case, collect evidence, negotiate with the prosecution, and help you avoid serious penalties.

For more information about our firm, call us today at (757) 663-4477.

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    Scott Ehrenworth

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    Ehrenworth Law, PLLC has Decades of Experience As a former prosecutor in Portsmouth and Newport News for nearly a decade, Attorney Scott Ehrenworth has an in-depth understanding of what it means to be charged with a crime. With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, he has built a reputation for effective defense for his clients. Since opening Ehrenworth Law, PLLC, Mr. Ehrenworth has focused his practice on criminal , family law , and civil litigation cases. Some specific practice ...
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