Specialist legal advice for domestic violence and/or emotional abuse claims. Our lawyers are experts and offer specialist advice from offices in many parts of England & Wales.
Specialist solicitors for domestic violence
If you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence offences our specialist Criminal Defence Lawyers can provide you with expert, experienced representation and help, including preparing a strong defence, ensuring correct procedures are followed, striving to win you bail and if your case goes as far to go to trial, we will ensure you have the right defence representation to cross-examine witnesses. Every possible defence available will be explored.
We do offer a variety of funding options which includes legal aid. This is dependent on both your financial situation and the merits of your specific case. Alternatively, you may wish to privately fund your defence. We also offer a fixed fee option where possible to give you the certainty you need from the outset.
Domestic violence and abuse criminal offences
Accusations of domestic violence or abuse can take many forms and can constitute criminal offences ranging from Grievious Bodily Harm (GBH), Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) through to rape, stalking, harassment, criminal damage, blackmail and otehr possible offences. Abuse may include physical harm, sexual assault, controlling or coercive behaviour, harassment, abusive phone calls, letters or messages, or stalking.
All of these offences are serious and if convicted can lead to facing time in jail. As well as a conviction, charges and/or a conviction can leave your reputation in tatters. If you have been accused of domestic violence or abuse, we would advise that you seek legal advice as early as possible. By obtaining advice early it can assist in tackling the claims from the offset and avoid making matters worse.
We have a Criminal Defence team who are adept at dealing with allegations of all forms of domestic violence, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Threatening words or behaviour
- Emotional or psychological abuse
- Harassment or stalking
- Malicious communications
- Forced marriage
- Female genital mutilation
- Honour-based abuse.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or accused of domestic violence, contact our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors without delay.If you are suffering from domestic violence and abuse at home, our family team are able to help. They will be able to advise on the legal protections available to you and support you in finding a way forward. Please click here to learn more about our family law domestic violence and abuse services. We would always recommend that in the case of an emergency to call 999 in the first instance.
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