Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer

Besides potentially separating the accused from his or her family, a domestic violence accusation can lead to incarceration and a criminal record that will follow you around for years. At PennLaw, LLC, in Pittsburgh and Butler, Pennsylvania, we help people charged with domestic assault fight for their freedom, their reputations and their parental rights.

The sooner you contact our attorney Stephen M. Misko, the sooner he can begin preparing your defense. Call 724-602-4583 to schedule a free consultation.

Domestic Violence Laws In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a mandatory arrest state when it comes to domestic violence. In other words, when someone calls the police with a domestic violence complaint, the officers who arrive at the scene must make an arrest even when it is unclear what had happened. In addition, the decision of whether to pursue the charges is up to the prosecutor not the accuser.

Depending on the nature of the charges and other factors, the sentence for domestic violence can range from anger management classes or counseling to prison time. A conviction could also lead to having your children taken away from you with strictly limited visitation time or none at all.

Representing The Accused In Western Pennsylvania

In more than 25 years as a criminal lawyer, Mr. Misko has handled thousands of domestic violence charges, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. From your first meeting with him, he will begin investigating the alleged incident and work to get the charges dropped. If needed, he will take your case to trial. He is dedicated to resolving the charges against you as quickly and fairly as possible.

After an arrest on suspicion of domestic assault, call 724-602-4583 to contact us at PennLaw, LLC, for a free case evaluation from our attorney, Stephen M. Misko. You may also email the firm.