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Eugene Criminal Lawyer – Domestic Violence FAQ

Are you facing criminal charges of domestic violence? If so it’s time to hire a Eugene criminal defense lawyer. At Veralrud and Fowler we have successfully defended numerous clients facing criminal charges. In every case our clients have some of the same basic questions. Below we have answered some of these frequently asked questions.

 How does the justice system define domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a continued pattern of behavior that is designed to exert power and control over another individual. This is done through the uses of fear, intimidation, and threats. For abuse to be labeled domestic violence violence does not have to be present, it however, frequently is. Other terms for domestic violence include battering, relationship abuse, family violence, intimate partner violence, and spousal abuse. Domestic violence most often occurs in intimate relationships including marriage and partnership.

If you are facing charges for domestic violence it’s time that you hire a Eugene criminal defense lawyer to represent you. At Veralrud and Fowler we can provide you with a highly skilled Eugene attorney to handle your unique case.

I’m facing charges of domestic violence, what steps do I need to take in order to defend myself?

Your first step is to hire a successful Eugene criminal defense lawyer. Not every Eugene lawyer is qualified to handle a case involving domestic violence charges. When choosing your Eugene attorney ensure that they have a history of successfully defending clients facing similar charges.

Next you need to protect your personal property. Often in cases involving domestic violence charges one partner will destroy or deface the property of the other. It is important that your personal property is protected. This includes your driver’s license, birth certificate, and car title. If your partner were to get ahold of these and refuse you access you could spend the entirety of your case focusing on regaining these items. It is advisable, that if not already ordered by the courts, you seek separate housing from your accuser.

It is also crucial that you change all of your login information on your computer, phone, email and social media sites. Keeping yourself separate from your accuser is highly recommended in these cases and an important aspect of that is preserving the privacy of your information.

Facing domestic violence charges is frightening at best. Refuse to walk this road alone and higher a Eugene attorney. With our years of experience handling domestic violence case we can confidently provide you with a Eugene attorney to fight for you.

What consequences can I face if convicted of domestic violence?

A conviction of domestic violence can lead to possible jail time and fines. Often the defendant will be offered a plea deal in order to minimize or avoid jail time all together. Those with domestic violence convictions will often be required to go to court appointed counseling and anger management. Partners who wish to remain together even after an instance of domestic violence will need to go through a legal reunification process and must remain separate while doing so. Failure to complete all phases of reunification will lead to a forced separation.

Domestic violence charges are quite serious. There is no reason to face this frightening time in your life alone. At Veralrud and Fowler we have years of experience defending clients facing domestic violence charges. We can confidently provide you with a Eugene criminal defense lawyer to take on your case. Do not leave yourself at the mercy of the criminal justice system. Hire a Eugene Oregon attorney from Veralrud and Fowler today. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that you are fairly and justly treated.

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