Domestic Violence

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Virginia Beach Domestic Violence Attorney

Helping You Get a Protective Order in Virginia Beach

It’s a crime to injure, attempt to injure, or threaten to injure a member of a family or household. In Virginia, a person commits domestic violence if they use violence, force, or threats that result in injury or the fear of injury to a household member.

"Household members" include:

  • Spouses;
  • Former spouses;
  • Parents;
  • Children;
  • Grandparents;
  • Grandchildren;
  • Siblings;
  • Roommates.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we are committed to helping our clients reclaim their safety in any situation. We understand the emotionally sensitive nature of domestic violence issues and we work quickly and privately to address the matter as soon as it’s brought to our attention.

Need help filing for a protective order in Virginia Beach? Contact us online or call our firm at (757) 267-4949 for a case evaluation. 

What Does a Protective Order Do?

A protective order is a court document legally prohibiting one person from contacting, or remaining in the vicinity, of another. Any person who has been the victim of domestic violence has the right to file a petition for a protective order. There are 3 main types of protective orders a person can choose from:

  1. Preliminary Protective Order: A court can issue an ex parte order (an order made without notice to the alleged abuser and the victim appearing in court) if there is evidence of immediate danger.
  2. Emergency Protective Order: If a judge believes a defendant will continue to abuse household members, and there is a warrant for their arrest, they will issue an order that lasts for 3 days or the next court date.
  3. Final Protective Order: After a hearing, a judge can issue an order that blocks the defendant from contacting the plaintiff for up to 2 years.

If a Virginia a police officer has reason to believe that someone has committed an act of violence against a household member, they can make an arrest without a warrant. Also, if someone violates a protective order, they could be charged with contempt of court and may face all relevant punishments.

Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller Today!

Our Virginia Beach domestic violence attorney is here for you in your time of need. If you are a victim of domestic violence, reach out to our firm ASAP. We will do everything we can to help ensure your safety.

Call our office at (757) 267-4949 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. 

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