DeSoto County Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Mississippi, the Law Offices of James D. Franks can defend you against the criminal charges. If someone has issued a protective order (restraining order, order of protection) against you, we can also help you seek relief through the civil court system. With more than 40 years of criminal defense experience, James D. Franks knows how to prevail in domestic violence defense cases.
The Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Conviction
Domestic violence encompasses acts of violence between people in any sort of domestic or intimate relationship, including spouses, former spouses, people living together, people who have children together, people who are dating and people who used to date each other.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you will be incarcerated, but your time spent in jail or prison could be only the beginning of your troubles.
If convicted of domestic violence in Mississippi, you can lose:
- Your freedom to enter your own house
- Your freedom to see or even come near your loved ones
- Your right to own and use a firearm
- Your child custody rights
- Your job
- Your professional license
Aggressive Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence and domestic assault charges can arise from a number of circumstances. When domestic disputes flare up, accusations can fly. When police get involved, they will stay involved even if the accuser tries to “take it back.”
Not all accusations have merit. It is not unusual for one spouse to accuse the other of domestic violence to gain an advantage in a divorce dispute.
Whatever the circumstance of your charge, we can help you mount an intelligent, aggressive defense against these charges. We work proactively to have restraining orders lifted and to help our clients avoid the harsh consequences of domestic violence convictions.
Contact Us · Southaven Protective Order Lawyer
If you are facing domestic violence charges in Mississippi, we are here to help you mount a strong defense. Contact us online or by telephone at 662-298-4296 or toll free at 800-219-0753 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable DeSoto County domestic violence attorney.