Domestic Violence A New Approach to Legal representation

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Birmingham

Serving Clients Throughout the Counties of Jefferson & Shelby, AL

Domestic violence charges are among the more common offenses prosecuted in Alabama courts. Unfortunately, domestic crimes have become a rising social issue that spans all communities, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders. These offenses occur within the “domestic” relationship, among household members, and dating partners.

Being accused of a domestic violence crime typically occurs in an emotionally charged context. Arguments between partners can escalate into actions leading to law enforcement intervention and arrests. These arrests are taken very seriously by Alabama courts to protect alleged victims and their children.

If you have been arrested for a domestic violence offense, we strongly urge you to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Elizabeth Hunter, we have represented countless individuals facing charges and prosecutions in and around greater Birmingham. Our criminal defense lawyer understands a conviction's high stakes and potential consequences, which can significantly impact your life and future.

Call Elizabeth Hunter at (205) 900-3815 or email us on our online contact form to request a free case review with our Birmingham domestic violence attorney. 

What Is Domestic Violence Per Alabama Law? 

Alabama defines domestic violence under the Alabama Code, Title 13A, Criminal Code, Chapter 6. It involves any act of physical violence, threat, harassment, or other forms of abuse committed by one household or family member against another. 

The law acknowledges various forms of harm, including physical injury, sexual abuse, and emotional or psychological distress. 

Domestic relationships covered under this statute include: 

  • Current and former spouses
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Individuals sharing a common household
  • Individuals in a current or former dating relationship
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Protection Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

Protective orders, known as restraining orders, are commonly issued by the courts in domestic violence cases. These court orders can profoundly impact your life with heavy restrictions and rules. 

They can include no-contact and stay-away orders preventing you from approaching or making any contact with the alleged victim. If you and the other party share a home, you must vacate regardless of home ownership or rental agreements. You can also be banned from owning a firearm, lose custody of children, and be ordered to pay child support. 

The Value of Domestic Violence Legal Representation 

Understanding the implications of protective orders and navigating the complexities of domestic violence allegations necessitates comprehensive legal counsel. Elizabeth Hunter is here to give you the thorough and aggressive legal help you need. When accused of a domestic violence crime, you may be facing an uphill battle in the courts. Putting our aggressive and committed attorney on your side can significantly affect the outcome. 

Reach us online or at (205) 900-3815 to speak with our Birmingham domestic violence attorney today. 

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