Arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence?
Criminal domestic charges are heard in a separate domestic violence court in Richland and Lexington Counties. Being charged with domestic violence does not mean that you are guilty. In the heat of an argument, anything can happen. When an angry spouse contacts the police leading to an arrest, the ball is in place for a charge of Criminal domestic Violence and this cannot be “undone” simply because the accusing spouse changes their mind. This is especially true if the officer notes any injuries at the time.
The decision of whether to proceed lies in the hands of a prosecutor specifically tasked with fighting domestic violence, requiring the immediate assistance of a CDV attorney who knows how to fight the system and protect what is at stake. Regardless of the circumstances, being accused of child abuse or spousal abuse are serious charges that can result in serious consequences, including significant time behind bars.
Even if you are released from jail on bond, you may be forced to leave your home and ordered to stay away from your partner and possibly your children. The victim may be referred to Family Court to request an Order of Protection where a Judge can order you to leave your home, lose your right to visitation or even custody of your children.
Being convicted of CDV can affect you professionally. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you will lose your right to carry or possess a firearm, which for law enforcement and members of the military can end your career.
We can help, whether you have been charged with:
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
- Sexual Assault or Battery
- Other Domestic Violence Related Offenses
Criminal Domestic Violence Attorney, Bubba Cromer has the experience as well as the resources you need to challenge your domestic violence arrest. Please contact Bubba today and let him put his 26 years’ experience to work for you today.
Call Cromer Law Offices, LLC today for your consultation 803-254-7900.