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.