Will I Lose My Job With A Domestic Violence Charge?

by J.D. Garrett on October 30, 2012

Domestic assault charges, like driving under the influence charges, affect many people who have never been charged with a crime and, therefore, are not familiar with the criminal justice system. Accordingly, many people charged with domestic violence are apprehensive and confused about the process and more importantly their future.

How will a domestic violence charge affect your life? Will you lose your job? The law does allow for first-time offenders to be able to keep their criminal record clean. Most times this will guard against loss of employment.

Many times, after a few days of reflection, the victims of these charges want to drop the charges. Unfortunately, prosecutors in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the surrounding cities are very aggressive with domestic assault charges and dropping a domestic violence charge it is solely at their discretion. For this reason, it important to consult a criminal defense attorney to work with you and the prosecutor in an attempt to have the charge dismissed or dropped.

It is important to understand the consequences of calling the police and making a domestic violence charge. It is equally important to know the charge will affect your life. If you have questions, please contact an attorney at Garrett Law Group, PLC. Our Virginia Beach domestic violence lawyers will be happy to answer your questions and assist you with your case. (757) 422-4646.


Relevant Virginia Statute: § 18.2-57.2

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