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Tag Archives: Leesburg Domestic Violence Attorney

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Possible Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Domestic violence is a serious crime; one that can have lifelong consequences for all parties involved. A domestic violence charge can cause additional problems far beyond a possible felony conviction on a criminal record. There is a chance the individual could lose their job and custody of their children, especially if there is a… Read More »

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Lifting a Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In Virginia, restraining orders are known as protective orders, and the courts are authorized to issue emergency protective orders, preliminary protective orders, and permanent protective orders. These are normally issued due to some type of family abuse, including by those in the immediate household. Obtaining a protective order and requesting one be lifted are… Read More »

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Potential Warning Signs of Violence in Teen Dating Relationships

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A recent article from NBC addressed a growing issue in our nation – domestic violence in teen relationships. According to the article, a Washington D.C. domestic violence organization helped more than 100 people between the ages of 13 and 17 in the last year. Experts say that in some cases, the perpetrators were victims… Read More »

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Virginia Launches Enhanced Domestic Violence Database

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Virginia recently became the third state to launch a more detailed and enhanced version of VINE, the Victim Information and Notification Everyday program. VINE is a nationwide network that provides timely and reliable information to a victim when an incarcerated offender is released, transferred, or undergoes some other change in custody status. According to… Read More »

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Know the Signs of Domestic Violence and Abuse

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While relationships can be difficult, there is never an excuse for physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse between partners. Unfortunately, domestic abuse remains common across the country and victims can feel powerless to do anything about. In addition to the outright abuse, victims often trapped in the situation due to financial restraints placed on… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Charges During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you have been accused of abusing your spouse or children during a divorce, you need a family law attorney who can defend you in court and fight to ensure these allegations do not damage your assertion for child custody. While the police should take domestic violence calls seriously, these allegations can be used… Read More »

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Female Suspect Arrested In Domestic Violence Shooting

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A 23-year-old Sterling woman was recently arrested after being on the run following an alleged domestic incident where she shot her boyfriend. Prince William police eventually found the woman at a grocery store in Nokesville. The suspect is currently being held without bond on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill Limiting Gun Access To Suspects Under Protective Orders

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The Virginia state senate recently passed a bill barring suspects of domestic violence from possessing or transporting firearms. Under the bill, individuals under emergency protected orders would not have access to their firearms for up to 72 hours. The bill was sponsored by 31st District Senator Barbara Favola (D) from Arlington. The senator believes… Read More »

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