Wilkes-Barre Domestic Violence Lawyers
Aggressive Attorneys Serving Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties
Domestic violence cases are uniquely sensitive and extremely challenging. At Mack Law Offices, we have what it takes to defend your rights inside and outside of the courtroom.
Our Wilkes-Barre domestic violence attorneys have successfully handled thousands of cases in Pennsylvania. We possess an in-depth knowledge of this area of criminal law, and we can make the law work for you, rather than against you.
Call (570) 258-8285 today so our criminal defense attorneys can begin helping you.
Once an Accusation Is Made, There’s No Turning Back
In Pennsylvania, when an individual calls to make an allegation of abuse against a member of his or her household, law enforcement is required to arrive and make an arrest. Even if the accuser has a change of heart and wants to drop the charges, it is too late. The decision of whether or not to press charges against the accused is left to the prosecutor.
Types of conduct that can be charged as domestic violence include:
- Physical abuse: Including kicking, hitting, shoving, choking, preventing someone from leaving the house, or using an object to cause injury
- Sexual abuse: Acts such as rape or unwanted sexual acts
- Emotional abuse: Some examples include name-calling, threats, and put-downs
If the prosecutor feels they have sufficient evidence, they will take the necessary steps to press charges against you. This may involve filing for a restraining order to prevent you from being near, or contacting, the alleged victim.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
The consequences for domestic violence vary greatly, ranging from anger management courses and counseling to felony charges and incarceration. The sentence will be determined based on the severity of the abuse inflicted on the victim and the accused’s previous criminal record and past patterns of conduct.
Call (570) 258-8285 for a Free Consultation
Our Wilkes-Barre domestic violence lawyers believe you have the right to an effective and affordable criminal defense. We can provide the legal help you need to defend yourself against all types of domestic violence charges. Schedule your free consultation today.
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