Police take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. Even if you have been falsely accused, you will most likely face immediate consequences.
At Berry Law Firm, our Lincoln domestic violence lawyers provide aggressive defense against domestic violence charges. To make an appointment with our Nebraska domestic violence attorneys, call or contact us online. We have law offices in both Omaha & Lincoln.
Impact of a Domestic Violence Conviction
Domestic violence or spousal abuse involves a household member inflicting physical or emotional damage on another member of the same household. This often occurs between spouses or domestic partners, but it can be between parents, children, siblings, and boyfriends and girlfriends.
Many individuals do not retain counsel after being arrested for domestic violence because they are embarrassed or do not believe the charge will have consequences. However, being charged with domestic violence can be very serious, even if the accuser retracts his or her accusation making it imperative that a Lincoln domestic violence attorney is consulted.
In most domestic violence cases, an order of protection, also known as a restraining order, is issued. A restraining order may include:
- A ban on any contact with the accuser
- An order that you move out of your shared home
- An order that you maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from the accuser and his or her home and workplace
- An order of protection for children and others living in the home
- An order that you attend counseling
- A ban on buying a gun
Violating an order of protection may result in an immediate arrest. You may also face fines, jail time and charges of misdemeanor or felony assault making it important to contact a Lincoln domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible.