On the one hand, it is in society's interests to protect families from the toxicity of violence, abuse, threats and intimidation. On the other hand, the law is often enforced without much thought to the rights of the accused, or the intentions of the accuser, and the damage done to the accused's reputation, even when there is an acquittal.
Do you feel unsafe in your own home? For assistance call the Richmond protective orders lawyers at 804-729-5537.
The Sooner You Contact Us, The Better
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, when police respond to a domestic violence call, you can be certain someone will be led away in cuffs. What the accuser does not know is that he or she cannot just drop charges. The case belongs to the Commonwealth now, and the Commonwealth is intent on getting convictions. That is the time to contact an aggressive domestic defense law firm like Coates & Davenport, P.C.
Domestic Assault • Family Violence • Assault And Battery • Sexual Assault
Our attorneys have successfully represented scores of domestic and other kinds of assault cases. Many times what is reported as assault never happened, or was an act of self-defense, or the charge was made out of spite or attempting to obtain advantage in divorce proceedings.
We focus on the case against you, analyzing it for falsehoods, holes, contradictions and improbabilities. Most cases do not go to trial but we prepare for each one as if it will. This preparedness often leads prosecutors to cut a deal favorable to you early in the process. Virginia courts know that Coates & Davenport, P.C., is one of Richmond's most respected law firms. When we defend, they listen carefully.
Sentencing strategy is another important part of our approach. Our knowledge of sentencing guidelines, mitigation factors and alternative sentencing options creates opportunities for favorable outcomes in even the most challenging situations.
Have you been charged with domestic violence? Act quickly to protect your freedom and your reputation. Call the Richmond domestic violence lawyers at 804-729-5537 — or write to us using this handy online form.
Our team of criminal and traffic law attorneys is a diverse group of experienced professionals:
T. Michael Blanks, Jr.
Thomas F. Coates III
Harrison Hubard, Jr.
Todd A. Knode
Tammy L. Sossei