Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Domestic violence is a serious and real problem, but often spousal abuse charges are overblown or motivated by some other factors, like the desire to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody battle.
While each situation is different, no one ever plans to face domestic violence charges. I am attorney Niels Eriksen and I use over 10 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer to represent people accused of domestic violence throughout Bucks County and the Philadelphia area.
There is no right time to face allegations of domestic violence. If you need legal help, call my emergency cell phone at 215-375-7914. I am available 24 hours a day. I also make jail visits and attend bail hearings.
People accused of domestic violence usually face simple assault charges. They also may be the target of a protection from abuse (PFA) order:
- Protecting from abuse (PFA) orders: A PFA order works like a restraining order. Once a spouse requests a PFA, the courts hold a hearing. These happen very quickly. But, as your lawyer, I act fast in providing effective representation.
- Assault charges: I represent people facing assault charges and allegations of involvement in other violent crimes. A conviction for a violent crime can affect your ability to find an apartment, get a job or carry a firearm.
Helping You Understand the Domestic Violence Charges You Face
Many people who are accused of domestic violence have not been through the legal system before. They are unsure about what could happen and they worry how the serious consequences of a conviction may change their lives.
I take the worry out of domestic violence defense by explaining the legal system to you. I tell you step by step what to expect and possible outcomes for your case.
To arrange a free consultation about your domestic violence case, please do not hesitate to contact me today by calling 215-375-7914 or completing my online form.