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When Faced With Domestic Abuse Charges

Relationships are emotional. Our connection to our spouse or partner is a connection of passion. A breakup or divorce can heighten tensions and create heated situations.

I am family law attorney Stephen Maggio, founder and principal attorney at The Maggio Law Firm, PC. With 30 years of experience successfully helping people move through and resolve their issues I can help you, too.

What To Do When You Are Accused Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges are criminal misdemeanor charges. This means that a guilty finding will go on your record and appear on any background check for years. A conviction can also mean that you can lose your right to carry a firearm or hunting weapon. A conviction can also affect your present or future employment and even where you are able to live.

If you are accused of domestic violence, do these six things:

  • Hire an attorney who will work with you to resolve the issue and protect your future.
  • Create a list of potential witnesses. These can be people who can speak about your character, the nature of your relationship and your commitment as a parent.
  • Ensure that your story about what happened is consistent and clear.
  • Keep your job.
  • Do not violate any orders of protection or orders of peace against you.
  • Maintain a sense of calm. Keep your temper. Breathe easy and be able to let things go for the time being.

Being accused of violence, abuse or neglect is a trying time. Work with your attorney to protect your relationship with your children, your career, your reputation and your future.

Connect With A Skilled Attorney Today

When you work with me, I will do everything I can so that your life is not limited by domestic violence charges. With over 30 years of Mississippi family law experience, I understand that it’s important to tell your side of the story and to present all of the facts. Call me, attorney Stephen Maggio, at 228-206-6637. Remember, when you are looking for representation it’s not the size of the firm but the skill of the attorney that makes the difference.