Domestic Violence Attorney
In most places around the country, domestic violence is viewed as a very serious problem that cannot be tolerated. In the South, the situation is no different. In fact, if law enforcement responds to a domestic violence report made by anyone – a neighbor, a passerby or someone else – at least one person will be arrested and a temporary no contact order will be put in place. For these instances, you need a domestic violence attorney.
At Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, our lawyer helps people who have become entangled within the criminal justice system after a domestic violence arrest. The list of various issues attorney Joe Reed handles includes misdemeanors, felony spousal assault charges, matters involving no contact and restraining orders and more. Victims of domestic violence don’t have to stand alone. Our attorney regularly represents victims of domestic violence in court hearings and behind the scenes to ensure that their rights are protected and their voices are heard.
For more information about this part of our practice, contact the law offices of Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, today for a free consultation.
How Serious Is It?
Any domestic violence-related charge is very serious. In fact, once officers are called in on a report of spousal abuse and an arrest has been made, neither you nor anyone else, other than the prosecutor or a judge, can do anything to stop the proverbial ball from rolling. The immediate consequences of conviction on a domestic violence-related charge will generally depend mostly on the specific criminal act you’ve been accused of, your previous record and the county in which the alleged incident took place.
The court-imposed consequences can be severe. That said, there are longer-term consequences involved, too, including the loss of your right to own or possess a firearm, potential difficulties in gaining employment and more. In fact, for some, a conviction for spousal assault or another type of domestic violence can literally mean the end of their chosen career. The bottom line: Mr. Reed knows what’s at stake and is aggressive in seeking a positive outcome in every one of our cases – but your input will be essential to his defense.