Certain crimes exist that have long-term ramifications beyond a criminal charge, fine, jail sentence, or probation. Domestic violence is becoming one of those crimes where the lasting effects can significantly change how you live the rest of your life and what rights you will have. At Morgan Law Firm, P.C. in Huntsville, AL, I will work to protect your rights if you have been charged with domestic violence.
A domestic violence conviction results in a lifetime loss of your right to carry a weapon in the state of Alabama. Immigrants who are in this country through a visa or a green card could lose their residency status or be deported if convicted of domestic violence or violation of an order of protection. Once a charge is made, an arrest is soon to follow. If the police show up most likely one or both are going to jail.
At Morgan Law firm, P.C. I will work aggressively with our clients for the most positive outcome of the case. We may have our client obtain counseling or other alternative procedures to effectuate a better outcome for the client.
Many domestic violence cases hinge on “he said/she said” testimony. In Divorce and Custody cases, particularly in Protection from Abuse hearings, these issues have been a key factor in many of the domestic violence cases that we have handled. Unfortunately, spouses have been known to make false allegations of domestic abuse in divorce proceedings. Conviction on a domestic abuse charge may negatively affect an individual’s custody and visitation rights in a family court proceeding. Domestic violence is a serious issue and a crime with severe penalties. However, when it is used as a way to gain an advantage in a divorce, I get to work in defending my client’s rights.
My job is to conduct a thorough investigation and strip away the emotional aspects to find the facts of the case.