Domestic violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse and/or threats of violence. It is a serious issue for all parties involved. If you or your children have been victims of domestic abuse, you can get the court's help to protect yourself and your family from further violence. If you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence, you need a lawyer's help immediately.
While many cases of domestic abuse are serious, we have also seen people make false allegations of abuse to affect the outcomes of a divorce or custody case. With our legal experience, we know the difference between real and false accusations and understand both sides of the issue. The firm provides criminal defense representation against restraining order violations and domestic assault charges. Please contact a Pittsburgh attorney for protection from abuse orders at McMorrow Law, LLC, to learn more.
Domestic Abuse Defense In Southwest Pennsylvania
When an individual files a protection from abuse (PFA) order, also known as a temporary restraining order, the alleged abuser can be ordered to leave the house and abstain from contact with the accuser for up to three years, if the order is made permanent. If the alleged abuser violates the order, he or she may be arrested and put in jail.
Domestic abuse convictions and PFA order violations have harsh consequences. You can lose custody of your children, go to jail and lose your right to own firearms. You will have a permanent criminal record that can prevent you from opportunities involving jobs, housing, financial aid and more. It is best to have a lawyer represent you and ensure your rights are protected.
Contact An Allegheny County Domestic Violence Attorney
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