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Domestic Violence

Experienced Family Violence Defense Attorneys

Charges of domestic violence are serious accusations and may result in a petition alleging that an act of family violence has occurred. This usually causes judges to issue a temporary protective order (TPO). Family violence does not always mean that physical harm has occurred. Stalking, trespassing, and damage to property can be considered family violence.

After a TPO has been issued, a court hearing will be set within 10 days. The judge will decide to either extend or alter the protective order. Protective orders are critical tools for victims of domestic and family violence; however, spouses occasionally use them to gain an upper hand in child custody cases and other family law matters.
Violations of TPO can result in severe consequences and criminal charges, and the lawyers at Brown Dutton & Crider Law Firm have extensive experience in criminal law, and can assist you if your case escalates into a criminal case.

If you are facing an accusation of family violence, get in touch with Brown Dutton & Crider Law Firm to discuss your options. Call (770) 422-4241 or email