Yuma Domestic Violence Lawyer
Put Over 100 Years of Shared Legal Experience on Your Side
If you were charged with domestic violence, your rights are on the line. Whether or not the incident happened, the consequences of a mere accusation can cause a person to lose the privilege of contact with their family immediately. At Bowman, Smith & Kallen, we are committed to helping those accused of domestic violence to get the representation they need to fix their situation and continue their family relationships. Contact our Yuma domestic violence lawyer today to schedule your free consultation.
Dial (928) 433-2355 for a free consultation with the team at Bowman, Smith & Kallen. You can also contact us online. Se habla español.
Immediate Consequences following an Accusation
Domestic violence is unique in that those who report the incident to police cannot drop the charges. Unfortunately, many people call the police in an effort to threaten the other person. There will be an arrest, and there will likely be jail time right away. The only person able to drop charges against someone accused of domestic violence will be the district attorney.
A charge of domestic violence, even without a conviction, can lead to:
- Protective orders that prevent you from being able to see your children
- Lawsuits that can cost you thousands of dollars and affect your criminal history
- Changes to child custody and child support arrangements that will continue to affect you years later
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
If a person feels their safety is in jeopardy to a person residing in their same household, they can accuse that other person of domestic violence. While it is possible to prove your innocence in these matters, it is difficult. You should get help from an experienced Yuma criminal defense lawyer who has years of practice defending against these kinds of allegations.
Domestic violence charges can be filed for:
Attorney Wm. Michael Smith offers more than 40 years of proven legal experience. His successful track record and ethical practices have earned him an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
Following a charge of domestic violence, chances are good that you will be barred from seeing your family due to an Emergency Order of Protection. Without an effective legal representative on your side, it will be extremely difficult to have this order overturned. At Bowman, Smith & Kallen, we can help you understand how to proceed during a free consultation. Call our team today to learn more about how to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Call (928) 433-2355 now to get started.
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