Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Skilled, Aggressive, Domestic Violence Attorneys
Every day people have disagreements with their loved ones. Sometimes, disagreements can escalate into arguments. Arguments can escalate into something else. One thing is certain: once the police become involved, it is likely that someone will be arrested. If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is important to understand exactly what you are up against. A domestic violence conviction will bring on the potential of probation, jail and fines. In addition, if you are convicted of domestic violence, you be barred from having contact with your family. If you have a professional license, you may lose it. You may be barred from owning firearms.
With everything that could be at stake, it is crucial that you have a lawyer on your side who will protect your legal rights. The Beaverton law firm of Helzer & Cromar is prepared to defend people across the Portland area and beyond against domestic violence charges.
Domestic violence is often charged as a misdemeanor. These charges can be elevated to felony charges in certain circumstances, most commonly when a child is present. For instance, if you have prior domestic violence convictions or are alleged to have used a weapon or caused severe injury, or are alleged to have abused a child, you could be charged with a felony.
Our law firm will make a complete investigation of your case. In some cases, a person may make these claims in order to gain an advantage in a custody dispute. In other cases, the allegations may be wildly exaggerated. In other situations, self defense may be an issue. We will do our best to untangle the various claims and determine what really happened.
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon after your arrest as possible. We will represent you at your restraining order hearing as well as against the criminal charges.
Contact the Portland Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys of Helzer & Cromar
Call (503) 643-3288 or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.