Spousal Abuse and Assault Attorney in Allegheny County
Domestic violence arrests are on the rise throughout the country — though not necessarily because of a rise in actual violence. The ways that police and state legislatures approach domestic violence calls has changed dramatically, to the point that virtually every call results in an arrest.
At the Pittsburgh law office of DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka, we put experienced attorneys on your side -- attorneys with a proven track record and a background working in prosecution. Despite the growing numbers of domestic violence arrests, the seriousness of the penalties remains high.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you can't afford not to fight. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side with the ability and approach you need to resolve your case.
Fighting Domestic Violence Charges
If a police officer responds to a spousal abuse or domestic violence call, chooses not to arrest anyone, and that failure to arrest results in an injury or homicide, then that police officer can be held liable. This is why police jurisdictions across the state and around the nation are encouraging their officers to make an arrest at every domestic violence call they respond to.
The rule of thumb has become arrest first, ask questions later.
The penalties for a domestic violence arrest and conviction can be serious and long-lasting:
- Expensive Fines
- Jail Time
- Felony Convictions
- Protection Orders that can Have You Removed from Your Home
- Loss of Gun Ownership Rights
- Loss of Your Right to Vote
Every attorney on our staff comes from a background in prosecution. We understand the pressure to prosecute domestic violence and assault cases, and we also understand how often these cases are weak. We know what to look for in exposing the weakness of the case against you, and we can make that work to have your charge reduced or dismissed. We also know how to recognize and expose false claims made against you by evaluating evidence, police reports and interviewing the people involved.
Put Experience on Your Side
Do not take a chance with domestic violence or a family violence arrest case. You need an experienced lawyer working with you to protect your rights. Contact a spousal abuse and assault lawyer in Allegheny County to schedule a free initial consultation.