Domestic Violence

Fighting to Protect Your Rights

Harrisburg Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defending Clients Who Are Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Dauphin County

Family situations can be tense, and sometimes they can lead to eruptions of emotion that have consequences. Spouses or exes may use charges of domestic abuse to gain control in situations involving child custody or even as a way to create space during the conflict. If you were charged with domestic violence, you need to act immediately to avoid having protective orders put in place against you. Get help from the Harrisburg domestic violence lawyers at the Dorward Law Firm.

Have you been charged with domestic violence? Call the Dorward Law Firm today at (717) 429-0411 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our domestic violence lawyers in Harrisburg.

What is Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, domestic violence is defined as an act of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse that occurs between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners, or individuals who share a child in common. Family or household members include former spouses, spouses, persons who are related by marriage or blood, persons who are or have been in a dating relationship, and persons who have a child in common, regardless of whether they have lived together at any time or have been married.

How Serious is a Domestic Violence Charge?

When charged with domestic violence in Pennsylvania, you may be subject to criminal penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record. You may also be facing a protective order against you that will bar you from being within a certain distance from those specified in the order. This can make it nearly impossible to carry on life as usual, requiring you to find a new place to live, put your things, and operate from.

Following an arrest, our domestic violence attorneys in Harrisburg may be able to help you show that:

  • You were preventing abuse by the other person
  • You were falsely charged in order to lose child custody
  • You are not the person that committed the alleged crime
  • There is no proof of the allegations against you

When family situations become complicated, people can do irrational things because they aren’t sure what else to do. Unfortunately, once law enforcement arrives, there is no time to change your mind and open up communication. Someone will be arrested in order to protect the other person.

Contact Our Domestic Violence Attorneys Today

The Dorward Law Firm may be able to help you avoid the serious consequences of a violent crime. Our Harrisburg domestic violence attorneys know the process for investigating protective orders and working to get your life back in order. While you are innocent of criminal wrongdoing until proven guilty, protective orders and other protections can have the same consequences as a conviction as far as your life goes. Let us help you continue seeing your loved ones and protecting your way of life.

Contact the Dorward Law Firm today to get started on your defense with our Harrisburg domestic violence lawyer.

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    • Over 10 years of legal experience defending the accused.
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