Domestic Violence Attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Being charged with domestic violence is serious. Not only do you face consequences and penalties such as fines and significant jail & prison time, but you also face the possibility of a daunting domestic violence stigma for the rest of your life. As such, you need an experienced and sound domestic violence defense attorney who will relentlessly fight for your rights. You need our domestic violence defense attorney Bill Peters.
Domestic Violence and You
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as: “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.”
Regarding the state of Pennsylvania, the NCADV reports: “In one day in 2014, 2,498 victims/survivors were served by Pennsylvania domestic violence programs; 252 requests for domestic violence services went unmet.” The NCADV further states: “An estimated 19.1% of Pennsylvania women will experience stalking in their lifetimes.”
Furthermore, the Criminal Defense Lawyer website states: “Under Pennsylvania law, a police officer may arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has sufficient evidence to believe that the person has committed any of the following offenses against a family or household member: 1. involuntary manslaughter, 2. simple assault, 3. aggravated assault, 4. reckless endangerment 5. terroristic threats or 6. stalking.” The site further adds: “To make a warrantless arrest under such circumstances, the officer does not have to have observed the person commit the crime; however, the law does require that the officer observe recent physical injury to the victim or some other evidence that corroborates the allegations.”
Additionally, “an officer may also arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has sufficient evidence that the person violated an order of protection from abuse. Following the arrest, law enforcement must seize any firearms, ammunition, or other weapons used or threatened to be used by the defendant, as well as any other firearms in the defendant’s possession.”
Why Choose the Peters Law Firm
Domestic violence is a severe crime with grave life-altering consequences. At the Peters Law Firm, we have the ingenuity, tenacity and diligence to build a solid domestic violence defense for you.
We will bring our knowledge of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system as we build a robust and sound domestic violence defense for you. We stand committed to fighting for your rights and investigating all aspects of the domestic violence allegations against you.
You deserve the best. Contact us today about your domestic violence defense!