Domestic violence can create emotional and legal chaos for families. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or are the accused, the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz are available to help.
Why You Need an Attorney in a Domestic Violence Case
It is always a good policy to have legal representation whenever you have to be involved with the police or court system. Whether you have been the victim of domestic violence or are the accused, having an attorney during police questioning can help you navigate the system.
Virtually anyone who encounters police questioning can benefit from the protection of an experienced lawyer at their side. Remember, it is best to contact a defense attorney as soon as possible so that you are represented throughout the process.
Victims and the Accused Benefit from Criminal Defense Representation
When you have been accused of domestic violence with or without sexual assault, you often will face police questioning. An experienced defense attorney can help protect you at this point from insensitive or abusive interrogation. If charges are brought against the abuser, an experienced lawyer in your corner can be a buffer between you and an aggressive district attorney.
As a victim, skilled criminal defense attorneys have your best interest at heart and know how to work with determined prosecutors. From initial questioning to seeking restraining orders, veteran defense lawyers are necessary to ensure that your rights as the victim are honored.
On the other hand, if you have been accused and arrested for domestic violence, you also need strong legal representation. When you are arrested, it is vital to remember that anything you say in answer to police questions can be used against you during court procedures.
As the accused, before you answer any questions, it is your right to be represented by an attorney. A qualified, experienced criminal defense lawyer can push to have charges dropped, present your case in court, and try to prevent restraining orders from being implemented.
The Benefits of an Experienced Criminal Attorney
Veteran criminal defense lawyers are knowledgeable about state law pertaining to domestic violence. They also are familiar with local courts and have experience working with local prosecutors. All these factors are to your advantage when you need legal representation.
To protect your rights and receive the justice you deserve, contact the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz at (915) 308-8850 for a free consultation.