Domestic violence cases are legally complex and emotionally charged. An argument between two spouses or family members can escalate into a physical fight that results in the police being called to the home. Arkansas has some of the strictest domestic violence policies in the nation. If the police are called to your home then someone will likely be arrested. Should there be any sign of physical violence, you will likely be charged with a felony, even if this is your first offense. Our attorneys have experience defending both men and women against charges of domestic violence. If you have been arrested, do not wait and see if charges will be filed against you. Contact our office today and schedule a free consultation.
Lawyers defending against domestic battery throughout Arkansas
Domestic violence occurs whenever there is physical violence between people who are either in a romantic relationship or related. An altercation does not have to be extreme for the state of Arkansas to bring domestic violence charges, a simple push or shove can be enough. These cases are often charged as felonies in our state where many other jurisdictions charge a first offense as a misdemeanor. Once charges have been filed against a person, it is out of the victim’s hands as to whether or not the case will proceed. Whether or not to take the case to conclusion is within the state’s discretion and the victim can be forced to testify. If you have been arrested for domestic violence then it is important to call our office immediately.
Domestic violence is also commonly charged due to false accusations. It is common for people to make up false claims in an attempt to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody case. If you do not properly defend the charges it is possible you may gain a poor result in your divorce or lose custody of your child, even if you truly did nothing wrong.
We understand the impact of domestic violence on one’s life. This type of case will leave you labeled as a violent offender, damage your relationship with your family and children, and make it illegal for you to possess a firearm under federal law. Once you retain Benca & Johnston we will immediately begin building your defense. We will investigate the scene of the incident, review any relevant medical records, explore the possibility that you were acting in self-defense, and, if the claim is fabricated, prepare ourselves for cross-examining the opposing party at trial. Obtaining the twenty-five years of combined experience that our firm possesses can make all the difference in your case. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Little Rock attorneys providing a team approach in domestic violence cases
At Benca & Johnston we are a team. All attorneys in the office regularly collaborate in order to establish the most effective defense possible. That means when you hire us you are getting our collective experience for the price of one lawyer. We pride ourselves on providing effective counsel to every client who comes through the door and passionately believe in defending personal rights. Call us today.