Lexington Domestic Violence Lawyer
Call a Criminal Defense Attorney from Our Firm at (859) 951-3112
Have you been accused of committing an act of violence against your significant
other or family member? You are going to need a capable
Lexington criminal defense attorney from Bleile & Dawson to challenge the charges and stand up for your
rights. We know that there are many people who have been falsely accused of this
violent crime, or whose actions have been entirely blown out of proportion and taken
out of context.
Our team offers the exceptional defense you deserve. In fact, one of our
attorneys has been ranked among the
top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40, having been selected for the 2017 list of
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠.
more than 20 years of combined legal experience, we can steer your case away from a troublesome “he said, she said”
matter, and use sound defense strategies and solid evidence to your advantage.
Tell us your side of the story and we will work hard to thoroughly investigate
the details of the matter and make sure you are treated fairly by the law
When you retain our services, you don’t get just one criminal defense
lawyer, but multiple!
Contact our team at (859) 951-3112 today.
Understanding Your Domestic Violence Charges
In Kentucky State, there is no specific statute to define domestic violence
as a crime separate from assault or terroristic threatening. Rather, penalties
can increase if the alleged perpetrator and victim share some sort of
domestic relationship, such as spouse, parent, child, or partner. To this
extent, there are numerous actions that could be seen as domestic violence, such as:
- Physical harm
- Intimidation tactics
- Abuse to cause emotional damage
- Coercion to gain monetary benefits
- Unwelcome sexual acts
If you are being accused of domestic violence, you need to know what is
being said about you. In many cases, the accusations are not even clear
upfront. The prosecutor may rely on flimsy or dishonest witness testimony.
Or, the accusations may be a personal vendetta or an attempt to gain leverage
in child custody proceedings. We are skilled as recognizing when accusations
are false and how to prepare a smart defense based on facts.
Protective Orders After Domestic Violence Accusations
Someone who accuses you of domestic violence can file to have a protective
order against you, even before you are convicted. While this is obviously
meant to protect victims of abuse, it can actually be used aggressively
by stripping rights away from the accused.
A judge’s protective order can stop you from:
- Contacting the alleged victim
- Living with the alleged victim
- Getting near the alleged victim
- Seeing children you share with the alleged victim
In a way, a protective order, especially an emergency protective order,
is a criminal penalty before any trial occurs. There are clear issues
with such orders and we can use our legal prowess to help defend you from them.
Skilled Legal Professionals Handling Your Case
When you have been accused of domestic violence, one of the most treacherous
and unforeseen factors working against you is sometimes your own statements.
As much of the evidence used against you will be based on what is said,
not on what is concrete evidence, saying the wrong thing can be more detrimental
to your chances than the opposition saying the right thing. During the
pre-arrest and investigation stages, it is essential that you work with an attorney
early on. If you want to prevent such missteps from happening, you should
contact our Lexington criminal defense lawyers as soon as you can. With us at the helm, you can rest assured in knowing
that highly-experienced, highly-motivated professionals are on your side
and managing all the portions of your case on your behalf.