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Domestic Violence FAQ

Domestic Violence FAQ

In this blog, The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller discuss the most commonly asked domestic violence questions. Continue reading for more information from a Virginia Beach domestic violence lawyer.

What happens after a domestic violence arrest?

After an arrest for domestic violence, police will gather all the necessary details regarding the scene. Witness statements will be recorded, and criminal background checks will be run. If the police arrest you, you will want to contact a Virginia Beach domestic violence attorney as soon as you are able. The next step would be an arraignment hearing. During this time, you will be formally advised of any charges against you and you will be asked to enter a plea to charges.

What if my spouse wants to drop the charges?

Law enforcement will interview your spouse regarding the incident to determine why they have changed their mind. Your spouse will likely also meet with domestic violence advocates who will encourage them to pursue the case.

What is a No Contact Order?

One condition of bond release is for the judge to issue a no contact order. A no-contact order requires the defendant to have no contact with the victim for a specified amount of time. If the defendant breaks the no contact order, they could be charged with an addition crime, or have their bond release revoked and have to return to jail.

Arrested for Domestic Violence?

At The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller, we understand the effect domestic violence charges can have on a family. Understand that you do not have to go through this alone, our attorneys have over 15 years of experience handing cases like yours. False accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon when two people fight over the child custody. If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact us to speak with a skilled Virginia Beach criminal attorney. ​

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