Criminal Defense: Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Defending People Facing Domestic Violence Charges in Hawaii
Domestic Violence Has Serious Consequences… Get Help Quickly
Domestic violence is a serious offense. It involves violence or abuse between family members, spouses or ex-spouses, or people who live together. Domestic violence allegations can lead to a number of consequences that could affect your life for many years to come. In Hawaii it is legally defined as abuse of family or household members. It carries a minimum two-day jail time (48 hours), and can carry up to a year in jail if a misdemeanor, or up to five years state prison time if convicted of a Class C felony. If convicted of violating no contact/restraining orders (TRO), a person also faces incarceration (two day minimum).
In addition to legal penalties, a person convicted of domestic violence could also lose the right to see their children, and even be issued a restraining order prohibiting them from making contact or coming within a certain distance of their loved ones. Regardless of the circumstances, it is imperative to get the help of a qualified Maui criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible.
Contact an Experienced Maui Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
When you enlist the assistance of Cary Virtue Law, we will investigate the circumstances and the validity of the charge of domestic violence and seek out any option of getting the charges dropped altogether, or, if it is in the best interests of the accused, may get the charge reduced to a lesser charge which may later be expunged.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, it’s critical that you obtain experienced legal counsel right away. We have seen many clients wrongly accused of domestic violence out of anger, resentment, betrayal, and revenge. Unfortunately, domestic violence charges are often filed on the basis of the alleged victim’s accusations alone, whether evidence was available or not. We have seen too many families torn apart and too many people’s lives turned upside down as a result of accusations based on nothing but the victim’s word. At Cary Virtue Law, we are committed to protecting the rights of those accused of domestic violence, and using our knowledge and dedicated representation to clear them of their charges.