Domestic Violence Cases, Protective Orders

Virginia Beach Domestic Assault & Battery Lawyer

A conviction for domestic violence has very serious consequences. Even if you avoid a jail sentence, a conviction may damage your reputation and career prospects. You may lose your security clearance; you may lose your right to own a firearm. If it is at all possible, you should try to avoid a domestic assault conviction.

The charge of domestic assault in Virginia is not just limited to cases involving a spouse. A person can be charged with domestic violence for incidents involving not only a spouse, but their children and other household members, such as parents, grandparents and siblings. A charge of domestic battery can also be brought involving unrelated individuals such as the unmarried mother and father of a common child, and even between friends who are roommates and share an apartment.


The Virginia Beach domestic violence defense attorneys at Garrett Law Group, PLC are experienced defenders of people accused of domestic violence and other misdemeanor and felony charges. Our criminal defense attorney will work to develop a strong and effective defense to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at (757) 422-4646 to arrange for a free consultation. Our criminal attorney can discuss your case and the factors that could affect its outcome.

Representation in Criminal or Civil Courts

In Virginia, a single act or threat may be enough to get you arrested on a criminal charge. Violating a protective order entered in civil court may also result in an arrest, even if no force or threat was used.

An experienced criminal defense lawyer can represent you in either situation. Our defense attorneys can represent you in the civil hearing with the objective of preventing the restraining order from being issued. A protective order can negatively affect your child custody and visitation privileges and severely hamper your lifestyle and family relationships.

Our criminal lawyers can also defend you against a criminal charge of domestic assault or spousal abuse. In both situations, the defense strategy is similar usually relying on disproving or undercutting the testimony of the accuser through various means.

Getting You the Help You Need

Some people facing a domestic violence charge realize there is a problem with their behavior. In these situations your criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate a mitigated outcome that avoids jail or even conviction, in exchange for participation in drug or alcohol treatment, anger management, or other counseling.

Whatever your situation, our criminal attorneys will work closely with you to determine the best approach to your defense.

For a free initial consultation with a domestic violence defense attorney call (757) 422-4646 or contact us online.