What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the violence that occurs within households or between intimate partners. Anyone accused of domestic violence is automatically in one of the more serious legal situations they may ever face. There’s a lot at stake, and you deserve the assistance of a skilled attorney.

At Whiteaker & Wilson, PC d/b/a Law Office of Stuart P. Huffman, our lawyers have served people across Springfield facing criminal charges for many years. In domestic violence cases, our they show our clients a great deal of empathy. Our attorneys listen to their sides of the story and guide them through the legal struggles ahead.

Three Types Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a term that covers a great number of possible actions. However, you can further classify these as distinct types of violence:

  • Physical violence: Kidnapping, battery, sexual assault or anything in which a person’s body is restrained or injured
  • Emotional violence: Menacing, assault, stalking, harassment or any other action that elicits fear from someone intentionally
  • Financial violence: Withholding financial assistance or stealing shared money could be a way to unlawfully imprison a person

In these ways, a person may have committed domestic violence, which will be utilized by the state to enhance the severity of a charge. However, we can offer a counternarrative to the state’s case and fight to protect your life.

You Have Rights; You Deserve Defense

The allegations against you – no matter how serious they are – are not true until proven in a court of law. We can take on your case and offer your side of the story. Our attorneys can vigorously defend your rights and fight against the charges to help protect your freedom and reputation.

It may not be an easy way forward, but you won’t have to go through it on your own. Contact us today at 417-413-5858 or send us an email to get started with your free consultation.