Defend Your Name From Allegations Of Abuse

Spousal abuse is a criminal charge that has a powerful and long-lasting stigma. Even if you are not convicted of this crime, the mere accusation can cause irreparable damage to your personal reputation. At Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, we believe that everyone accused of domestic violence has the right to a strong defense.

We have over 25 years of experience defending the rights of clients accused of domestic violence and similar criminal charges. Our founding attorney, William Boyce, is a former Virginia police officer and prosecutor. This means that our firm has in-depth knowledge of how law enforcement and the opposing counsel approach domestic violence cases. We use our knowledge to dismantle the prosecution's arguments and call into question the tactics used by police. Frequently, we can obtain favorable plea deals, dismissals or acquittals.

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Courts in Virginia take allegations of spousal abuse very seriously. If a court determines that one spouse abused the other, it may reduce or revoke visitation rights for the abusive spouse. It may even terminate that parent's rights completely.

It is crucial to work with a lawyer to avoid potential criminal charges, refute the opposing side's testimony or affirmatively defend yourself in court. Without an aggressive team that has skill in both family law and criminal defense, you may lose precious time with your children.

Work With A Lawyer To Fight A Restraining Order

A restraining order is often the starting point for a criminal charge. However, it is possible for a knowledgeable attorney to prevent or challenge a restraining order. We are prepared to help you comply with a temporary restraining order, show up for you in court, present evidence in your defense and do everything else in our power to fight a restraining order.

Speak To An Attorney Today

There is no time to lose if you face charges of domestic violence. The sooner you consult Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, the sooner we can begin your defense. Schedule your consultation at our Manassas office by calling 703-659-0496 or by sending us an email.