When small, verbal arguments with a spouse, partner, child, or family escalate to a physical altercation, it can become a case of domestic violence, where police get involved and an arrest is made. If you have been charged with domestic violence, your first step needs to be hiring a great domestic violence lawyer in Northern Virginia. Sheryl Shane understands the severity of the charges filed and is ready to represent you.

Domestic Violence Defense In Virginia

domestic-violence-lawyer-virginiaIn Virginia, domestic violence can include the following parties:

  • Spouses
  • Partners
  • Couples who are dating
  • Roommates

Even if the victim wants to drop the charges against you, the prosecutor may still pursue the case against you if they wish. This is why it is very important that you have a domestic violence attorney to protect your rights. With over 21 years of courtroom experience, defense attorney Sheryl Shane can help defend charges such as:

  • Issue protective order
  • Assault and battery
  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Protective order violations

Why You Need a Virginia Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

By law, you are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. However, simply being arrested for domestic violence can lead to having certain freedoms taken away such as:

  • Being forced to leave your home
  • Losing your job
  • Being unable to see your children
  • Being ordered to pay temporary child support
  • Having a protective order issued against you

This is all before you have even been found guilty or had an opportunity to defend yourself against the damaging accusations. At a time where it will feel as though everyone is against you, Sheryl Shane Family Law will be there to help.

Domestic violence cases can be difficult, emotionally draining, and a burden. Sheryl Shane will act swiftly to ready your defense and get the justice you deserve. She puts her resources to use in order to carefully analyze all the evidence against you and to turn your case around if in any way possible and to reach the best resolution under the circumstances.

At Sheryl Shane Law, our goal is to help you exit the case with your reputation and freedom intact. If convicted, we do everything within our means to help prevent jail time, including:

  • Anger management classes
  • Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • Community service

The prosecution may want to put you in jail, but we want to help you. You don’t have to let a domestic violence case ruin your life. Call us at 703-503-4448 to set up a consultation to discuss how we can help you.