Domestic violence is a traumatic event for everyone: spouses, children, even outside family members. The legal options available to victims of domestic violence are complex and require the compassion and expertise of attorneys from Kublan Khan PLC. We are familiar with the processes and requirements for taking your case to court and will expend every effort to ensure the safety of you and your family.
One of the ways we can work to protect you is to request a Protective Order to be issued against your violent family member. Typically, Protective Orders are issued upon reasonable evidence the person requesting protection has a legitimate fear of immediate physical harm. While it is possible to obtain a Protective Order based on verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse, the courts generally prefer to act once an actual threat or physical act has occurred.
On the other hand, if you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, it is important that you speak with one of our attorneys immediately. Virginia law treats domestic violence similarly to assault and battery, with one significant exception. Upon receiving a third conviction of domestic violence in 20 years, the accused person is charged, not with a misdemeanor (as the first two charges were), but with a Class 6 felony. This can severely affect your personal relationships, employment, and legal standing. The attorneys at Kublan Khan PLC will fight on your behalf against unwarranted charges of domestic violence, including the issuance of any protective orders.
Our attorneys understand the emotional and mental strain of fighting a domestic violence and/or Protective Order battle. Whether you are the victim or accused abuser, the legal battle and subsequent ramifications can tear your world apart. Let us stand beside you and fight to see justice is achieved on your behalf. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers.