DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence in all its forms affects many homes and relationships today. The threat of spousal abuse, child abuse, assault and battery, and worse can cast a dark shadow over your life.

At Pierce Law Offices, we believe that no one should have to live in an environment in which violence is an ever-present possibility. Our firm can obtain a protection order for you and your family members, which can remove the perpetrator from your home and prohibit future threats.

Unfortunately, in some domestic disputes a party makes false accusations of domestic violence in an attempt to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody dispute. Pierce Law Offices defends clients facing false allegations of domestic violence.

Obtaining a Protection Order

If you or a family member have suffered violence, or been threatened with violence by a family member, a person whom you have had a relationship with, or a neighbor, you can obtain a temporary protection order almost immediately, without notification of the perpetrator. Call the police as soon as possible.

Following the issuance of the temporary protection order, the Court will schedule a hearing regarding a permanent protection order, to be held within two weeks of the temporary order. Our firm, Pierce Law Offices, can represent you at this hearing, to ensure that you receive the protection you need.

Defending Persons Accused of Domestic Violence

If a permanent protection order is placed against you, it can negatively affect your life, your career, and your parenting rights with your children. It can harm your ability to obtain a job, and can prohibit you from many activities, including ownership of a firearm. Because the rules of evidence in a civil protection matter are not as tight as in a criminal proceeding, it is essential that you are represented by an experienced domestic violence lawyer.

Pierce Law Offices will provide a strong and assertive defense in these situations. We have successfully represented many clients facing these types of allegations in over 30 years of practice. We will take all steps necessary to protect your rights, your family, and your future.