Domestic Violence, just by simply mentioning the words, can evoke great emotions for many in our society. Many times, those accused of domestic violence are viewed with prejudice and presumed guilty by the public at large - including law enforcement, family, and employers, whether they are proven to be or not.
Domestic violence refers to a number of different criminal offenses that occur between household or family members. These offenses may be alleged between spouses, former spouses, adult persons related by blood or marriage, adult persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past three (3) years, and persons who have a child in common or between persons who are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship.
Any domestic violence crime is a serious matter which immediately requires the attention and services of a competent lawyer. A sentence to a domestic violence crime will include mandatory conditions and, if a person’s sentence is a conviction, may lead to enhanced penalties for a subsequent charge.
Attorney Tom O’Brien has extensive experience dealing with domestic violence cases. He understands the difficulty in proving a domestic violence charge as well as the best strategies for defending against one. The emotion involved in these cases is difficult enough; you will need an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer at your side in the criminal courtroom.