Defense Against Domestic Abuse Charges

Any criminal charge arising from a violent offense carries serious consequences. In some respects, a domestic abuse conviction can be even more damaging to a person's life and outlook than a comparable assault or battery charge. It is critical to understand exactly what you are up against after an arrest for any such offense.

If you have been charged with domestic violence at any level, you may need defense in hearings involving orders of protection as well as dedicated representation in your criminal defense case. These are complex matters that require the attention of a dedicated lawyer.

At Nichols Law Firm in Norman, we have the knowledge and skill to defend against domestic abuse charges. We recognize that many of these allegations stem from disputes over child custody or lead to divorces. Because we are also family law attorneys, we are equipped to provide sound and holistic counsel in these matters.

What Have You Been Accused Of?

Domestic abuse is a unique and complex criminal offense. It is not a typical assault and battery charge — it comes with heightened repercussions, and police and prosecutors are often more aggressive in seeking arrests and convictions in these matters.

Assault and battery is categorized as domestic abuse when it is committed against anyone the alleged offender is in or has been in a domestic relationship with, including a spouse, an ex-spouse, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, live-in relatives and more. Even an attack on an ex-spouse's current husband or wife may be classified as domestic violence.

Furthermore, domestic violence comes in a variety of levels such as:

  • Domestic abuse with a prior pattern of physical abuse
  • Domestic abuse resulting in great bodily harm
  • Domestic abuse committed against a pregnant woman
  • Domestic abuse committed in the presence of a child

Your Next Step

Regardless of the exact nature of the allegations against you, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Do not try to argue your case or explain yourself to police or prosecutors, as you may end up saying something that will be used against you. Instead, talk to us. Call 405-217-4118 or contact us by email.