West Chester Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
At Ciccarelli Law Offices, we know the negative impact that a domestic violence charge can have on you and your family’s lives. Many times, the ones being accused with domestic violence don’t get a chance to tell their side of the situation. Society may stereotype the accused, giving them little opportunity to stand up for themselves. Our experienced attorneys don’t want to see that happen to our clients. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, let our aggressive criminal defense lawyers fight for you.
Experience Gets Results
The defense attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices have over 50 combined years of experience in the Lancaster area. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence in Colombia, Elizabeth, Stevens, New Holland or any of the surrounding areas, get an experienced team on your side.
Pennsylvania Has Serious Domestic Violence Laws
Domestic violence is taken very seriously in the state of Pennsylvania. If a call claiming that you’ve committed a violent act against someone is made to the police, they are required to arrest you, regardless of the facts.
Sentencing for domestic violence crimes in the Lancaster area varies from being ordered to take anger management classes to felony charges and prison time. Don’t let your voice go unheard. Hire a team of attorneys that experienced, determined, hard-working, aggressive and compassionate. We will fight to get you the most desired outcome from your case.
Types of Domestic Abuse
Physical abuse involves force being used against the victim in order to cause injury. Even if the violence doesn’t cause a major injury, it is still considered physical abuse.
Emotional abuse involves destruction of the victim’s self-worth. This can be brought on in a number of ways, like persistent insults, criticism or humiliation.
sexual abuse is not just limited to sexual assault and rape, but also includes sexual harassment such as unwelcome touching and demeaning behaviors. Even being coerced into not using a contraceptive or having an abortion are forms of sexual abuse.
An example of financial violence would be a husband preventing his wife from getting an education or a job outside of the home. The victim is usually financially dependent of their partner, and this is a way their partner can control them.
Psychological abuse is defined as someone intimidating, threatening or using fear causing behavior towards the victim.
Contact Our Team of Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence in Millersville, Quarryville, Ephrata or the surrounding Lancaster area, you need a team of passionate and experienced attorneys on your side. Call us at (717) 291-9400 or toll-free (877) 529-2422 or contact us online to get your case started.