Accusations of domestic abuse must be taken seriously. If family members are in a dangerous situation, it must be remedied without haste. Likewise, those facing allegations must act swiftly; domestic abuse charges can affect one's life greatly, and it is important to find an attorney who knows how to protect a client's rights.
The law office of Beth M. Terry, P.A., represents people who have been victims of abuse and people who have been accused of being abusive. If you need assistance with a domestic violence issue, including a restraining order, we can help.
What Is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence refers to actions involving threats of violence or actual physical violence between spouses, family members, partners or people in a dating relationship. Domestic violence encompasses a wide range of conduct such as:
Domestic abuse, as a broader category, can also take the form of neglect. This occurs primarily as an offense against children — namely, when a parent fails to provide for a child's basic needs including health care, supervision, nutrition and education.
If you or your children have been the victim of domestic abuse, we can help you take an immediate step toward protecting yourself and your children from further harm. We are skilled in obtaining restraining orders that prohibit abusers from making further threats, abusing you and contacting you.
Defense When You Need It Most
If you have been accused of domestic violence, we can defend you. Allegations of domestic violence can have far-reaching implications. If the charges are related to divorce proceedings, which can be common, your rights to child custody and visitation can be impacted.
We provide vigorous defense services at restraining order hearings and other court matters. Our firm has litigated numerous domestic violence cases, and can assist you in this process and effectively represent you at a hearing.