Domestic Violence Lawyers
Arrests for domestic violence are on the rise throughout the country, though not necessarily because of a rise in actual violence. The ways that police and state legislatures approach domestic violence calls has changed dramatically, to the point that virtually every call results in an arrest.
At the Philadelphia law office of Shaka Johnson, Esquire, we put experienced attorneys, with a proven track record as trial attorneys and a background working in prosecution on your side.
You can't afford not to fight when you have been charged with domestic violence. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side with the ability and approach you need to resolve your case.
Fighting Domestic Violence Charges
If a police officer responds to a spousal abuse or domestic violence call, chooses not to arrest anyone and that failure to arrest results in an injury or homicide, then that police officer can be held liable. This is why police jurisdictions across the state and around the nation are encouraging their officers to make an arrest at every domestic violence call they respond to.
The rule of thumb has become arrest first, ask questions later.
The penalties for a domestic violence arrest and conviction can be serious and long-lasting. The consequences can include:
- Expensive Fines
- Jail Time
- Felony Convictions
- Protection Orders That Can Have You Removed from Your Home
- Loss of Gun Ownership Rights
- Loss of Your Right to Vote
Every attorney on our staff comes from a background in prosecution. We understand the pressure to prosecute domestic violence and assault cases, and we also understand how often these cases are weak. We know what to look for in exposing the weakness of the case against you, and we can make that work to have your charge reduced or dismissed. We also know how to recognize and expose false claims made against you by evaluating evidence, police reports and interviewing the people involved.
Put Experience on Your Side
Do not take a chance with domestic violence cases. You need an experienced lawyer working with you to protect your rights. Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can build a strategy for resolving your domestic violence charge.