Skilled Legal Advocates Helping Those Accused Of Domestic Violence
Family relationships are complex and messy. This doesn’t justify committing violence, but it does raise the important point that what happens during an argument with a spouse or significant other isn’t always as clear-cut as it may seem on paper. There are at least two sides to every story, but when law enforcement gets involved, only one narrative is likely to be heard.
At Grabski & Shah Law P.C., we understand how difficult these cases can be for all involved. When you hire us, our goal is to help you tell your side of the story, refute any falsehoods levelled against you and choose the resolution option that minimizes harm to you and to those you love.
Domestic Violence Criminal Charges Can Have Far-Reaching Consequences
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, there are a number of criminal consequences to be worried about. These include being served with a protection order (or no-contact order), facing some jail and/or probation time, and being court-ordered into treatment programs. Additionally, you would lose gun ownership/possession rights, at least temporarily.
However, you also need to consider the noncriminal consequences, which could potentially last much longer. A domestic violence conviction could put your job in jeopardy, make it harder to find new work and severely limit your options when it comes to finding housing and other necessities. You might also be barred from certain types of volunteering and other community work.
Needless to say, it is crucial to address these charges quickly and with the help of a skilled attorney. We will utilize our decades of legal experience to help you understand all of your legal options and pursue the resolution that best meets your needs and goals.
False Allegations In A Family Law Context
For obvious reasons, domestic violence allegations often factor heavily in family law decisions, especially those related to child custody. When one parent poses a threat to the other parent or the children, it should be a major consideration in custody decisions. Unfortunately, however, some parents use false allegations of domestic violence to give themselves an advantage in a divorce or custody dispute. Although false allegations are less common than widely believed, they are typically most likely to occur in a family law context.
If you’ve been falsely accused of committing violence or making threats, you could potentially be forced to leave the marital home, lose most or all access to your children and forfeit the assumption of any sort of joint custody order. Therefore, it is critical to hire an attorney who will work tirelessly to refute those falsehoods and clear your name.
Our attorneys practice both criminal law and family law, and we are well aware of how seriously judges take accusations in both contexts. As such, we will do all we can to protect your freedom, your reputation and your ability to maintain a relationship with your kids.
Tell Us Your Story During A Free Consultation
With an office in Colorado Springs, Grabski & Shah Law P.C. serves clients throughout the surrounding areas. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, call us at 719-316-0417 or send us an email.