Defending Those Accused Of Domestic Violence
Charges of domestic violence are devastating. In addition to the criminal trouble, you are suddenly cut off from contact with your loved ones. A conviction can have a future impact on employment prospects, gun rights and other liberties.
The criminal defense attorneys of Leeth and Gaglione will vigorously assert your rights. We tell your side of the story and work to spare you from the harshest consequences of an arrest for domestic assault.
Former Prosecutors On Your Side
Both of our criminal defense attorneys have a background as criminal prosecutors. We know that when police are called to a domestic disturbance they usually make an arrest. We know that victims get the benefit of the doubt in the filing of charges and issuance of protective orders. In addition to the criminal defense perspective, our lawyers are familiar with domestic violence in family court matters, so we know this issue from both sides.
We conduct a thorough investigation to challenge the prosecution’s version of events. Was the incident blown out of proportion? Was the physical harm or the danger exaggerated? Does the victim have a reason to fabricate an allegation, such as gaining advantage in divorce or custody proceedings?
Our lawyers intervene to try to dismiss or reduce the charges. If you have no prior convictions and the alleged assault did not result in lasting harm, you might qualify for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) to avoid jail time and keep the domestic violence conviction off your record. And we are prepared to go to trial if necessary to fight for your freedom and your future.
The Courts Take Domestic Violence Seriously
Whatever actually happened, you need legal counsel immediately. This will not “blow over.” You can be prosecuted even if the victim does not want to press charges. A conviction could mean a criminal record, jail and other fallout, including being prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
For experienced and capable defense, contact Leeth and Gaglione for a free initial consultation. We serve the accused in the Poconos and northeast Pennsylvania. Call today at 570-559-5721 or contact us online to tell us a few details.
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