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Countering Charges Of Domestic Violence

The definition of domestic violence catches many people by surprise. Most understand that hitting or slapping a spouse or significant other is considered domestic violence.

However, domestic violence covers much more than that in Rhode Island. People can also be charged with simple assault or domestic disorderly conduct for pushing someone, holding someone’s arms, grabbing a phone out of someone’s hands or other similar actions. Even statements that could be interpreted as being harassing or threatening can result in criminal charges.

The domestic violence lawyers at Revens, Revens & St. Pierre, P.C., defend against all of these types of criminal charges, as well as restraining orders. We understand how domestic violence allegations can impact your life.

Strategies For Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges

In many cases, the alleged victim did not truly want anyone to be charged with a crime. The victim may have called 911 as a scare tactic, not understanding that when police are called to these crime scenes, they are likely going to arrest someone. The victim may not have been aware that domestic violence charges can result in fines, incarceration and a criminal record. If we are able to get the victim on our side, it can strengthen our strategy.

In some cases, however, the alleged victim is not going to play nice. Our attorneys bring decades of experience to domestic violence charges. We know that, sometimes, no family abuse actually took place. Sometimes, the victim makes false allegations in an attempt to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody dispute. We know how to approach these cases.

Your Lawyer Can Assess The Situation

We will thoroughly review the facts of your case to protect you and convey your perspective to the court. For additional information about your options for fighting a domestic abuse arrest, call 401-822-2900 or email us.