Delaware Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic violence pertains to the act or threat of using violence against a family or household member and is a serious crime. If you are arrested and charged your defense requires that you immediately hire an experienced and knowledgeable Delaware County domestic violence defense attorney such as can be found at the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan.

If you are convicted of domestic violence, the penalties can be severe. Being convicted of domestic violence can lead to prison time, monetary fine, and forfeiture of your right to own a gun. You might lose your job or be repeatedly skipped over for a promotion. You could lose your professional license if you are a doctor or accountant and you may have to live the rest of your life with the stigma of having a criminal record.

If you are arrested and charged with domestic violence, you need to call the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan immediately. We have experienced Delaware County Domestic Violence criminal defense attorneys and practice domestic violence defense with a zeal and passion for the law.

Spousal arguments can precede all out domestic violence and can escalate into violence especially if drugs or alcohol is involved. Domestic violence takes many forms like physical fighting, sexual assault or harming a child. You don’t have to actually physically strike someone to be charged with domestic violence as merely attempting to use force or threatening to use force to physically harm a family member may qualify. Domestic violence does not always occur in the home and can occur anywhere. Having a family relationship matters most and the incident must include household or family members.

Types of domestic violence include the violation of a protective order, assault and battery, stalking, sexual battery and child abuse. If you have been arrested and charged with the domestic violence call the Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, Criminal Defense Attorney today. Always remember that your first line of defense is to exercise your right to remain silent.

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