Do Everything You Can To Avoid A Domestic Violence Conviction

Were you charged with or accused of domestic violence? You need to contact the Law Office of Brian J. Lockwood, LLC, in Mobile immediately, because the consequences you face are very serious.

Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our power to have the charges dropped or reduced whenever possible. With over 20 years of experience as both prosecutor and defense attorney, Brian J. Lockwood knows what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us at 251-298-8554.

What Are The Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Charge?

Under Alabama law, domestic violence occurs when a violent act is committed by a person with an intimate partner or close family member, current or former. While most cases involve spousal abuse or significant others, it can include parents, children, siblings or anyone else who has lived in the same household.

Did you know that physical contact is not the only basis for a domestic violence charge? Police may arrest you based on intimidating text messages, stalking, or even bruises or scratches that they misconstrue as evidence of abuse.

Remember that prosecutors bring charges. This is important, because you could still be convicted even if the alleged victim recants or refuses to press charges. If you are convicted, you face:

  • Losing your right to own a gun permanently under federal law
  • Losing your right to vote in state and federal elections
  • Losing your job
  • Having a criminal record that affects future job opportunities, loan applications, residential rental applications or the admission process for higher education
  • Being forced out of your home by a restraining order while civil or criminal legal action is pending, something most families cannot afford financially
  • Being banned from contact with your children or forced to have supervised visitation
  • Deportation and other immigration consequences

Talk To A Lawyer With 20-Plus Years Of Experience

We firmly believe that everyone should have access to experienced legal advice, which is why we offer initial consultations and personally answer every call. We can meet you at our office or at a location off-site. Call us at 251-298-8554 or email us.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.