Wilmington Domestic Violence Lawyer
Wilmington and New Castle County Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence charges can come in many different forms, including offensive touching or assault, Protection from Abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, or strangulation. The Delaware Attorney General’s Criminal Division has a special domestic violence prosecution unit which treats charges of domestic violence extremely seriously. That Unit will not drop a charge just because a spouse or partner does not want to pursue a prosecution. It may seek serious penalties, including incarceration, exclusion from your home and no contact (or limited contact) with your spouse/partner, or your children. It may demand your participation in drug/alcohol counseling and treatment, anger control or parenting programs, or other treatment. The resolution of your case can result in your placement in the Child Abuse Registry, or require you to comply with Sex Offender Registration laws.
Unfortunately, charges of domestic violence result often occur during divorce proceedings, or when a couple faces a stressful phase in their relationship. Many times, these accusations are often fabricated or embellished in order for one party to gain an advantage over another party in a custody case, divorce or other family law disputes. In other situations, criminal charges are filed by the police, even though the spouse or partner does not want to pursue charges. I will look at all of the facts and allegations, as well as the evidence that prosecutors will likely use against you, and develop a strategy to protect you.
As a Wilmington domestic violence lawyer, I vigorously defend individuals who have been accused of domestic violence in Delaware who are worried about contact with their children, their freedom, their criminal records and their reputations.
Contact Newark, Delaware, Domestic Abuse Defense Attorney Michael W. Modica
If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Delaware, learn more about how to protect your rights. Contact me online or call 888-672-0082 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Wilmington domestic violence lawyer.